Westworld/Our World (AH4115.01)

J. Vanessa Lyon

Westworld, HBO’s “science fiction western thriller” television series, drives a broadly-conceived visual culture/cultural studies course in which we identify and analyze various aesthetics and genres, histories and visions, typologies and allegories on screen and off; both inside and outside the show’s narrative. Possibilities include: feminism, sexploitation, and the oppositional gaze; artificial intelligence/cyborgs; Afrofuturism; American Indian and indigenous rights and representation; remakes; tv westerns; queerness and speculative fiction; Du Boisian double consciousness, etc.

Registration: Previous coursework in art history or media studies or critical race theory/gender, ethnicity studies AND Professor’s permission. Please email a paragraph explaining your interest in/prep. for the course to vanessalyon@bennington.edu by 11/27.

Prerequisites: Art History, Media Studies, Video, Animation
Credits: 2
Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Art History, J Vanessa Lyon, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Two Credit, and tagged , , .