Observe an Award Winning Teacher: Dr. Constantin Icleanu
Observe Dr. Constantin Icleanu, a 2022 Provost's Teaching Recognition Award winner, instruct the 15-30 students enrolled in his WL 3360: Immigrant Representations in Contemporary Spanish Cinema class. This undergraduate class session will feature a student presentation introducing Princesas (2005) Dir. Fernando León de Aranoa, followed by a discussion and analysis of the film and some of its challenging topics, including female representation in film, prostitution/sex-work, and inside/outside dichotomy. For more information about the course, see the description below. Note: only one person may register to observe this class session. You will receive the classroom location after registering.
Course description: This course analyzes the interaction between Spanish immigration film, political discourse, and applied ethics in order to critically/ethically ground students when faced with countless divisive discourses for or against immigration. The subject of the relationship between film and immigration studies in Spain is complicated because, even though the films we will discuss this semester deal mostly with fictional works, in reality they seek to address one of the most troublesome topics of twenty-first century European politics. This course will thus foreground and ask students to analyze filmic accounts of immigration as observed by Spaniards. We will also examine important ethical theories related to immigrant rights and their social perception. The course provides a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and comparative framework of study. A special emphasis will be placed on understanding cinema language, ethical concepts, and philosophical theories.
- Wednesday, February 21, 2024
- 12:00pm - 12:50pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence