AMST223-2 / CAMS223-2
Gendering the Bronze Screen: Representations of Chicanas/Latinas in Film

The history of Chicanxs and Latinnes on the big screen is a long and complicated one. To understand the changes that have occurred in the representation of the Chicanx/Latine community, this course proposes an analysis of films that traces various stereotypes to examine how those images have been perpetuated, altered, and ultimately resisted. From the Anglicizing of names to the erasure of racial backgrounds, the ways in which Chicanxs and Latines are represented has been contingent on ideologies of race, gender, class, and sexuality. We will examine how films have typecast Chicanas/Latinas as criminals or as "exotic" based on their status as women of color, and how filmmakers continue the practice of casting Chicanas/Latinas solely as supporting characters to male protagonists.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Crosslisted Courses:

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Mata

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered