Dear List:

I'm planning a course about the Eugenics movement in America, covering, 
race, disability, and sexuality. I'm trying to confine most of the readings 
and screenings to pre-1945, except for a look at genetics, a la Gattaca, 
and probably X-Men (if Last Stand's on DVD by late Fall). Besides Birth of 
A Nation, and In The White Man's Image, can anyone think of good films to 
use that have eugenics as theme either at forefront or as undercurrent, in 
relation to race/dis/sex pre-1945? The course is a thematic freshman 
composition course, not a film course, so I'm more interested in things 
they can discuss more thematically, rather than within a trajectory of film 
studies discourse.


Johnson Cheu
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Dr. Johnson Cheu
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Michigan State University
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Disability Studies Quarterly

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