Women and the Media

Departments of Film & Media and
Women and Gender Studies
Spring 2009    
Media / WGS 384Hunter College

The course explores the representation of women across television, film, magazines and advertising, looking at how media creates and challenges stereotypes, and creates ideas of difference, including exclusionary representations of minority and queer women. In addition to lecture, show screenings, and discussions, this course will introduce a survey of theoretical texts which will form the foundation for critical analysis of women in the media, not only through representation, but as active producers and consumers of media.