Westworld/Our World (AH4115.01)

J. Vanessa Lyon

Season Two of 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 themes, tropes, and genres, histories and visions, typologies and allegories on screen and off; both inside and outside the show’s narrative. Possibilities include: feminism, sexploitation, artificial intelligence/cyborgs; Afrofuturism; American Indian and indigenous rights and representation; immigration, remakes; tv westerns; queerness and speculative fiction; revolution; AI rights, etc.

Prerequisites: Previous coursework in art history, film, or media studies or critical race theory/gender, ethnicity studies AND Professor’s permission
Credits: 2
M 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Art History, J Vanessa Lyon, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Two Credit, Visual Arts.