SFSU SCHOOL OF CINEMA COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CINE 541: RACE SEX IDENTITY ONLINE: POP STARS OF COLOR
San Francisco State University | CINE 541 | FALL 2017 3 units | Mondays 9:10-11:55a.m. in FA101
Professor Celine Parreñas Shimizu, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Office: FA 437 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 415-338-6173
RACE, SEX AND IDENTITY ONLINE: POP STARS OF COLOR
About the Course:
This upper-division undergraduate course focuses on the popular culture stardom of "pop stars of color." How do moving image representations enable cultural phenomena like Diana Ross, Rihanna, RuPaul, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Lee and Arnel Pineda and others to emerge and organize? We will study the role of social processes, communities and institutions that enable their authorship as stars, examine the spectatorship of and consumption by their audiences and conduct intertextual analysis, comparing them to other stars and productions so as to understand their historical contributions. Interdisciplinarity and intersectionality centrally inform our examination of the racial ethnic, class and gendered contexts of their existence and viability as stars. Most importantly, we will learn to read closely their performances and analyze their productions so as to understand their power and presence in popular culture.
About the Professor:
Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Professor of Cinema and Member of the Graduate Faculty in Sexuality Studies at SFSU. She is an award-winning film scholar and filmmaker. Her books are The Feminist Porn Book (2013), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007). Distributed by Progressive Films and Third World Newsreel, her films include Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009) and The Fact of Asian Women (2004). She publishes widely in top journals in Film and Performance, Feminist and Asian Cultural Studies such as Concentric, Journal of Asian American Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Signs, Sexualities, Theater Journal, Wide Angle and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Currently, she edits for Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Oxford Bibliographies Online and Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures of the Americas. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Production and Directing at UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley.
For more information, go to www.celineshimizu.com.