This course description pending CPC approval. (Wonder Women: Gender, Geek Culture, and the Hollywood Blockbuster) Women are engaged with all kinds of fandoms, attending conventions, gaming, cosplaying, and seeking representation on the screen like never before. Responses from the male-dominated community have been varied, and in cases like Gamergate and the response to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, unwelcoming and threatening. In this course, we will consider the history and formation of a cinematic Geek Culture and the evolving role women have played as subjects, consumers, and producers of all things geeky. We will pay particular attention to films from the past thirty years. Course viewing may include: Wonder Woman, Mad Max: Fury Road, the Alien franchise, The Hunger Games, Ghost in the Shell, and others. No prerequisites. (Meets GEC Cultural Diversity Requirement.)