The first and only season of Watchmen, HBO’s “alternate history” (based on the graphic novel that posited a real-life global crisis that, what?, perversely unites humanity) drives a broadly-conceived visual culture/cultural studies course in which we identify and analyze various themes, tropes, genres, histories, prophecies, and allegories on screen and off; both inside and outside the show’s narrative. Possibilities include: feminism, white supremacy, the Vietnam war; Afrofuturism; indigenous rights and representation; musicals; biopolitics, histories of psychological testing; queerness and homophobia; state ideologies; blueness, etc.
Students may also register for this course as a 4000-level. Please contact the faculty for additional information.Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
W 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Art History
Tags: gender , cultural studies , visual culture , critical race theory