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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Maryam Kashani

M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts



Islam and Muslim communities; visual anthropology, documentary, and experimental filmmaking; racial/ethnic/religious diasporas and transnational movements; ethical subject formation; knowledge production, pedagogy, and power; feelings and affect; and new media forms and methods

ANT 324L • Asian Amer & The Moving Image

30110 • Fall 2010
Meets M 330pm-630pm PAR 210
(also listed as AAS 320 )
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Course Description
In this course we will examine the history and current practices of Asian Americans in film and video, both as subjects and media producers. The course will consist of a combination of readings, screenings, and the creation of work. Students will be expected to participate actively, keeping up with readings, participating in discussions, and doing weekly responses to readings and films online. There are 2 creative projects - one 1-2 minute portrait and a longer creative project, which can be done in groups. 

Grading Policy
Requirements and grading breakdown: Attendance, Participation, and Online responses (10 points). Film Analysis (5 points) 3 Essays (45 points) Three 4-5 page papers (15 points each) that critique films viewed in the class with respect to themes and issues discussed in class and the readings. Portrait piece (10 points) Final project proposal (5 points). Final project (25 points) Students will have the option of doing a longer research paper or a creative final project subject to be approved.

Benshoff, Harry M. and Griffin, Sean, America on Film, Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004 CLASS READER "TRINH"

ANT 324L • Asian America & Moving Image-W

29845 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 930-1100 CBA 4.344
(also listed as AAS 320 )
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This course will introduce methods/techniques for srifact analysis.  Beyond the theoretical premises of artifact analysis and interpretation will be the hands-on experience of working with an artifact set.  Materials (lithics, ceramics, etc) will be brought into the classroom and students (either individually or as small groups) will undertake an analysis and interpretation of the data set.  The analysis will then be written up as part of an archaeological report that may be published.  Ideally, every student will experience post-excavation requirements of the professional archaeologist: analysis, write-up, and publication (and the range of research for each step).

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