COMD 513 Film and Genre
This course aims to investigate the key terms of film theory such as narrative, mise-en-scene, subjectivity, the gaze, the voice, spectatorship, sexual difference, suture and so forth in relation to the question of “genre.” Selections from various film genres will be examined. In addition to technical and practical matters, the course is about developing the questions that guide film studies research.
COMD 516 Turkish Cinema and Modernity
This course aims at providing an introduction to the history, politics and theory of Turkish cinema. We will chart the development of Turkish cinema, focusing on specific historical contexts of production and reception. While examining the social, ideological and aesthetic aspects of the films, we will emphasize issues of gender, class and nation.