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Robinson, Janet S Senior Instructor

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  • J. Robinson's research is focused on film theory, history, and scholarship pertaining to cinema and media studies.

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  • contemporary cinema studies, teaching film, television, and media studies, research, conference participation, and publishing in cinema and media studies

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  • CINE 1502 - Introduction to Cinema Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces basic media literacy by exploring the technical and aesthetic principles behind the production, analysis and interpretation of films. Explores comprehension and thinking about movies critically as technological, cultural and artistic products. Study of films in different social and historical contexts and discussion of the importance of movies as cultural products. Formerly FILM 1502.
  • CINE 2003 - Film Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Varying topics on important individuals, historical developments, groupings of films, film directors, critical and theoretical issues in film. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics are different. Formerly FILM 2003.
  • CINE 2004 - CU Cinema Studies Seminar: The Telluride Film Festival
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
    Offers students a unique first-hand understanding of the significance of the film festival circuit in the context of global film culture and scholarship. Students will attend Telluride Film Festival screenings, discussions and Q&A sessions. After the festival, weekly screenings of select films from the previous year's festival offer insight into the festival's influence on box-office and the industry's award season. Formerly FILM 2004.
  • FILM 2003 - Film Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Varying topics on important individuals, historical developments, groupings of films, film directors, critical and theoretical issues in film. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics are different. Formerly FILM 2003.
  • FILM 2004 - CU Cinema Studies Seminar: The Telluride Film Festival
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Offers students a unique first-hand understanding of the significance of the film festival circuit in the context of global film culture and scholarship. Students will attend Telluride Film Festival screenings, discussions and Q&A sessions. After the festival, weekly screenings of select films from the previous year's festival offer insight into the festival's influence on box-office and the industry's award season. Formerly FILM 2004.
  • LIBB 1600 - Gender and Film
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores a wide variety of cinematic forms and styles and discusses the treatment of femininity, masculinity, sexuality, and how gender is represented as an artifact of mass culture. Although the course title privileges issues of gender, the course also includes the study of issues of race and ethnicity in film and the inherent connections between the cinematic representations of race and gender.
  • LIBB 2800 - Horror Films and American Culture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Examines American horror films in an historical context through which students learn to recognize how horror films represent our culture's collective fears and provides an analysis of the horror film genre. Considers the cultural contexts in which horror films are made through study of the creation and reception of these films during specific times in American history.

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