Religion and Film|
Spring 2009 not offered
This course exams how films, like religious texts and practices, carry and shape political ideologies and forge and express cultural mythologies. It investigates how films, like religion itself, construct and perpetuate social structures, gender and social identities, religious beliefs, and cultural values. The range of films considered includes popular and independent productions, some of which consciously depict religious cultures, while others implicitly communicate religious themes.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Films include The Last Temptation of Christ, The Matrix, The Passion of the Christ, The Believer, and the Siege
Bruce Lincoln, THE POLITICS OF MYTH
John C. Lyden, FILM AS RELIGION
Wendy Doniger, OTHER PEOPLE'S MYTHS
Jonathan Z. Smith, "I AM A PARROT (RED)"
Selections from the Journal of Religion and Film
|Examination and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation is mandatory. Multiple small papers and one 10-page paper. Final exam. Reading all class material.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Fulfills a major requirement in Religion in Society.