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Acevedo-Munoz, Ernesto R Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Acevedo Muñoz's research, teaching and publications focus on film theory, film & literature, Latin American and Spanish cinemas & culture, Hollywood genres, and on directors Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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  • New & Contemporary Latin American Cinemas, Hollywood Film Genres, Luis Buñuel & Pedro Almodóvar; Classic Film Theory, Film & Musical theatre adaptations

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Teaching

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  • ARTF 5004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as CINE 4004 and HUMN 4004.
  • ARTF 5023 - Topics in International Cinema
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on major international filmmakers who have had a decisive impact on world cinema. Students will learn how directors create their own innovative body of work with specific formal and thematic patterns and will also learn to place such work within multiple frameworks that will cover film history, theory, aesthetics, philosophy and social and cultural analysis. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours provided topics are different. Recommended prerequisites: CINE 3051 and CINE 3061. Same as CINE 4023.
  • CINE 3002 - Major Film Movements
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Historical-aesthetic survey dealing with various styles, movements, genres or national cinemas. Can be taught in conjunction with the appropriate language department. Typical offers are in the French, the German or the Russian films, etc. Also offers detailed approaches to specific styles, subjects or genres: film comedy, melodrama, the Western, women filmmakers, German expressionist cinema, Italian neorealism, etc. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours within the same term with departmental consent. Formerly FILM 3002.
  • CINE 3004 - Alfred Hitchcock: The American Films
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive survey of Hitchcock's American films from 1940 (Rebecca) to 1964 (Marnie). We will concentrate on in-depth analysis of the most influential and significant films made by the most important movie director of the Hollywood era. We will pay special attention to Hitchcock's deep understanding of the intricacies of film language, style and form in relation to the themes and subjects that interested him: guilt, sex, gender relations, crime and punishment, mothers. Non-majors will need instructor's consent. Formerly FILM 3004.
  • CINE 4004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: FILM 3051. Same as HUMN 4004 and ARTF 5004.
  • FILM 3042 - Horror Film: History, Contexts, Aesthetics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Surveys the most exemplary and significant films in the Horror film genre from the 1920s to the present. With a historical emphasis, the course explores the ways in which the Horror genre has evolved in response to shifting social anxieties and cultural developments, and its reflections on society in various national or international contexts. Expect disturbing content and images. Formerly FILM 3042.
  • FILM 3422 - The Hollywood Musical
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Second only to jazz, some critics regard the Hollywood musical as the greatest American popular art form of the 20th century. Proposes a historical, formal and theoretical approach to the musical through its several iterations, from the classical, to the revisionist, to the unusual, placing the changes in the genre's form, structure, and ideology in the context of America's changing social, political and religious values. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051. Formerly FILM 3422.
  • FILM 4023 - Topics in International Cinema
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on major international filmmakers who have had a decisive impact on world cinema. Students will learn how directors create their own innovative body of work with specific formal and thematic patterns and will also learn to place such work within multiple frameworks that will cover film history, theory, aesthetics, philosophy and social and cultural analysis. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours provided topics are different. Recommended prerequisite: FILM 3051. Same as ARTF 5023. Formerly FILM 4023.
  • HUMN 4004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as CINE 4004 and ARTF 5004.

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