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Brooklyn College Film Dept. Jan 4, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020

Brooklyn College Film Department WINTER 2021 FILM COURSES 1/4 - 1/25 Registration opens 11/4

Please view our film faculty videos as they describe their winter online courses. For more information on when you can register: brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/administration/enrollment/registrar/registration/appointments.php

Film 2124 – American Film Comedy – ONLINE – Mon-Fri

Prof. Dijana Jelaca
(4 hours; 3 credits)

10:15am – 1:30pm
2124 — AMERICAN FILM COMEDY
Winter – JELACA - 214

Comedy can serve a wide range of functions, from simply entertaining audiences to helping them cope with life and mitigating the anxieties of a rapidly changing world. This course examines film comedy as a means for reflecting, critiquing, and processing various aspects of American society, politics, and culture. We will study the codes, conventions, and effects of various subgenres of American film comedy from the 1920s to present day, including slapstick, screwball, romantic, satirical, and parodic comedy. We will analyze in particular how comedies comment on constructions of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity and other forms of social differentiation and contribute to political discourses about American society and America’s place in the world.

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