I'm taking a class called Women's and Gender Studies Senior Seminar. It's going to be my last class for my WGS major and it's supposed to use our previous knowledge to prepare us for our future endeavors after college. They call this a capstone course. For this class I'm doing a research project on Latinas filmmakers and because I want to be a filmmaker one day I picked books that will help me feel prepared for when I try and get into this career. So everyone came up with a book list and posted it on our class blog. Check out my list!
My theme is Latinas in film production. I have books that cover film analysis on race and gender, interviews with filmmakers, Latina filmmakers and their movies, documentary production, and women in art and experimental video.
1. Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies.- By bell hooks.
2. Chicanos And Film: Representation and Resistance.- By Chon A. Noriega.
3. Telling True Stories.- By Mark Kramer and Wendy Call.
4. Lourdes Portillo: The Devil Never Sleeps and Other Films.- By Rosa Linda Fregoso.
5. Chicana (W)Rites: On Word And Film.- By M. Herrera-Sobek & H. Maria Viromontes.
6. Where is Ana Mendieta?: Identity, Performativity, and Exile.- By Jane Blocker, Ana Mendieta.
7. Latina Filmmakers and Writers- By Jenny Dean.
8. Women and Experimental Filmmaking.- By Jean Petrolle & Virginia Wright Wexman.
9. Women Filmmakers in Mexico.- By Elissa J. Rashkin.
10. The Art of the Documentary: Ten Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers.- By Megan Cunningham.
Check out my class blog! http://sites.la.utexas.edu/senior-seminar/