- Films by people of color, women, and disability / LGTBTQ-identified actors
- Relevance to our contemporary cultural life
Through the lenses of social justice, critical race and gender theories, this course examines cinematic representations of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, histories, tragedies, and comedies, with a focus on the themes of race, gender, sexuality, class, and colonialism.
In particular, we will focus on racialized bodies, performance of gender and sexuality, disability narratives, feminist interventions, religious fault lines, class struggle, and intersectional identities. Collectively we will reflect on our embodied vulnerability.
Race, gender, sexuality, colonialism
Key components of Shakespeare’s plays
Essential tools for enjoying the plays as films