Third LC-II Seminar Available

On extremely short notice, we are happy to announce a third seminar for LC-II (04-001-1007). Students taking LC-II this semester will be able to pick two out of three seminars for this module. The third seminar offered is:



Movie Masculinities: Cinematic Representations of Gender

E. Ravizza
Fri. 13:15-14:45
GWZ 2 5.16

Working with American films as primary texts, this class will investigate the construction of (male) gendered identities in mainstream movies. The final list of movies is currently under consideration. Some titles it might include are: Double Indemnity (1944), Rear Window (1954), The Searchers (1956), Chinatown (1974), The Terminator (1984), and others.

In screening sessions, we will watch select movies and discuss their visual, dramatic, dialogic, and other ‘textual’ work in class. On top of the screenings, you will engage a considerable amount of theory on the role of the gaze, on psychoanalytic readings, on semiotic interpretation, and other topics. Accordingly, you should plan sufficient time to watch the movies (in depth and repeatedly, if required) and thoroughly read and understand the secondary material. Both will be subject to Prüfungsvorleistungen throughout the semester.


Please pick your preferred timeslots online via tool, as specified in the Registration Information Sheet.