This assignment enables students to apply Laura Mulvey’s insights on the ways that spectatorship of visual representation genders subjects.
Select ONE sequence (5-10 minutes) from any film, music video, meme, or TV show of your choosing (EXCEPT anything that you have created) drawing on Laura Mulvey’s concepts, provide an analysis of the ways that the gaze represented in this sequence represents gender. In your submission, provide a link to the sequence that you have selected. Please remember to include a jpg of or link to your selected image in your submission so that your instructor and peer review can follow your analysis.
Word limit: 500 words
Format: This is a short essay. Your task is to provide a persuasive interpretation of the meaning of your image based on evidence drawn from your close reading of its visual elements. Towards this end, there should be a brief introduction that prepares your readers for the main points you will be making. This is followed by body paragraphs, carefully structured so that the visual elements you will be examining receive fulsome consideration. The short assignment should end with a conclusion that wraps up your larger point.
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Module 6 Introduction In visual culture, the capacity for self-representation and for laying claim to images, is a measure of how much power or lack thereof you have. Another way to consider power relations in visual culture involves spectatorship. Spectatorship is defined as the activity or condition of watching. When it comes to the study of visual culture, critics emphasize the social impact of this activity. Here, the key questions concern: who gets to look and who is looked at? How does this act of looking contribute to the construction of identity. This module examines the work of Laura Mulvey, who in 1975 published an influential article titled, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” which draws on psychoanalytic theory to explain how the gaze genders subjects. More than forty years later, this article continues to be a
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