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Kiara Massar

Adjunct Lecturer
Welles 222B
585-245-5273
massar@geneseo.edu

Classes

  • BLKS 225: F/Black Cinema

    This course examines the history of Black Cinema, that is, films made by and about Black people in the United States and/or within the global African Diaspora. We begin this course by asking, what is Black Cinema? What is it that makes Black Cinema unique? How is it related to the other art forms forged by Black artists in dance, music, and literature? How does Black Cinema address racism and social change in the United States and colonialism/postcolonialism in other national/cultural contexts such as Brazil, France, the UK, and/or Latin America? Topics to be covered include: economic strategies (independent vs. mainstream approaches), gender and sexuality, form and aesthetics of the moving image, the politics of representation and self-representation in film and other forms of media, and filmmaking as political practice.

  • INTD 105: WrtgSem:Race,Trauma &Community

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.