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Lesson 1: Rock, Race, and the Invention of the American Teenager (Due 8/28)



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Lesson 1: Rock, Race, and the Invention of the American Teenager (Due 8/28)

Readings: Shary, Timothy. Generation Multiplex Pp 1-25

Screening: Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Lesson 2: Teens in Trouble (Due 9/4)

Readings: Doherty, Thomas. Teens and Teenpics Pp 83-114

Screening: Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
Lesson 3: Cleanpics and the Endless Summer (Due 9/11)

Readings: Doherty, Thomas. Teens and Teenpics Pp 145-186.

Screening: Gidget (1959)
Lesson 4: Sex and the Single Teenager (Due 9/18)

Readings: Douglas Where the Girls Are Pp 61-82

Screening: Susan Slade (1961)
Lesson 5: Affluence, Malaise, and the Search for Authenticity (Due 9/25)

Readings: Shumway, Laurence. “Rock’n’Roll Soundtracks and the Production of Nostalgia”.

Screening: The Graduate (1967)
PAPER PROPOSAL due Friday, 9/28 by 11PM
Lesson 6: Teens and Counterculture (Due 10/2)

Readings: Bodroghkozy, Aniko. “Reel Revolutionaries: An Examination of Hollywood’s Cycle of 1960s Youth Rebellion Films”.

Screening: Easy Rider (1969)
Lesson 7: Teens and Nostalgia (Due 10/9)

Readings: Speed, Lesley. “Tuesday’s Gone: The Nostalgic Teen Film.” Journal of Popular Film & Television. 26.1 Pp 24-32 1998

Screening: American Graffiti (1973)


Lesson 8: Scream Teens (Due 10/16)

Readings: Gill, Pat. The Monstrous Years: Teens, Slasher Films, and the Family

Screening: Halloween (1978)
TEST 1 will be emailed to you by Noon, Thursday 10/18. It’s due Friday, 10/19 by 11PM.
Lesson 9: Teens and Mall Culture (Due 10/23)

Readings: Paul, William. “The Kmart Audience at the Mall Movies.”Film History. 6. 4 Pp 487-501

Screening: Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Lesson 10: Class and Gender in the 1980s (Due 10/30)

Readings: Bleach, Anthony. “Postfeminist Cliques? Class, Postfeminism, and the Molly Ringwald-John Hughes Films. Pp. 24-44.

Screening: Pretty In Pink
Lesson 11: Teens, Race, and Masculinity in the 1990s (Due 11/6)

Readings: Dyson, M.E Between Apocalypse and Redemption.

Screening: Boyz N the Hood
Lesson 12: Brave New Girls? (Due 11/13)

Readings: Wald, Gayle. “Clueless in the Neocolonial World Order”

Screening: Clueless (1995)
FINAL PAPER due Friday, 11/16 by 11PM
Lesson 13: Teens and the Return of Raunch Culture (Due 11/20)

Readings: Shary, Timothy. Generation Multiplex Pp 209-254

Screening American Pie (2001)
Lesson 14: Teens as Fans (Due 11/27)

Readings: Click, Melissa “Rabid”, “obsessed”, and “frenzied”: Understanding Twilight Fangirls and the Gendered Politics of Fandom. From FlowTV.org Access article via: http://tinyurl.com/blu3hkb

Screening: Twilight (2008)
Lesson 15: Teen Movies Now (Due 12/4)

Readings: TBD

Screening: The Hunger Games (2012)
TEST 2 will be emailed by Noon, Monday, 12/10. It’s due by 11PM on Tuesday, 12/11.


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