Summer class to look at and analyze Bollywood

Need an elective this summer that requires watching films and major discussion?

The English and foreign languages department is offering “Bollywood Cinema: New Directions in Language.”

“I decided to offer this class because Bollywood films have become popular and successful in the United States,” said Shirin Edwin, foreign language instructor.

Bollwood refers to the Bombay-based Indian film industry.

Discussion of the aesthetics of Bollywood themes: romance, marriage, technical styles, music and identities of the Indian characters will be incorporated into the class, Edwin said.

The class will also view and study a selection of recent international films, such as “Bend it like Beckham,” “Monsoon Wedding,” “Bride and Prejudice,” according to Edwin.

The class has been scheduled as English 267W 01 and will be held in the first summer session.

For more information, contact the foreign language department at (936) 294-1441.

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