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April 1997, Week 3


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"Grossman, Julie J" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 19 Apr 1997 17:37:47 EST
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Dear Screen-l members:
I'm new to the list, so I hope my question doesn't cover old ground.
Does anyone have suggestions for balancing a class on American
auteurism (Welles, Hawks, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Coppola) with
some interesting films by women?  The course will offer a feminist
critique of conventional auteurism, try to address a variety of
genres, and focus in particular on issues of performance, the process
of becoming a public image, and the theme of women as objects of
vision.   I'm thinking about adding to the list--a conventional list
of films by the male directors listed above--several of the
following:  Ida Lupino's _The Hitch Hiker_, Dorothy Arzner's _Dance, Girl,
Dance_, Elaine May's _The Heartbreak Kid_, Lizzie Borden's _Working Girls_, and
Kathryn Bigelow's _Strange Days_.  Have you had success teaching any
of these films in particular?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and advice.
Julie Grossman
Le Moyne College
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