Graduate Topics in Film: Framing Migration
240 - 003 | CCN: 31849
In light of the EU’s and individual nation-states’s policy of enforcing their borders and differentiate between “real” refugees and economic migrants, this seminar will question approaches to research on transnational mobility and cultural diversity through the lens of aesthetic interventions, moving images, and literature. Our focus will be on the role of audiovisual media in projecting and complicating social imaginaries. Theoretical texts by Adorno, Arendt, Balibar, Clifford, Hall, Roemhild, Sassen and many others will complement our diachronic analyses.