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Invited Talk - Dr. Lotta König (Göttingen) - Gender and Film

"Why are you looking' me like that for?" Gender and Film in the EFL Classroom – at the example of Barry Jenkins' Moonlight

29.01.2018 at 14:00 

Date: 29.01.2018
Time: 14:00-16:00
Place: TEFL Lab, LMU München, Schellingstr. 3 (Room: 105 VG)

Guest speaker: Dr. Lotta König (Göttingen)

Abstract: Looking at films through the gender lens in the EFL classroom can provide thought-provoking insights into films ranging from personal favorites to canonized films of the EFL curriculum or last year's Oscar winner, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight. Depending on the theoretical gender perspective, students can discover new worlds through the eyes of characters who challenge gender norms, they can unveil invisible norms and persisting inequalities or else observe processes of 'doing gender' in an audiovisual medium. Vice versa, the gender lens can be a motivating focus to learn about cinematic devices and the language of film. Let's discover the potential of teaching gender and film in your EFL class!