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Spring 2013
Apr 23,2014
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LIBS 658 - FILM AS HISTORY/FILM AS MYTH
In this seminar, Film as History/Film as Myth, we are exploring the complex relationship between contemporary films and the culture in which they are produced, with special attention to films that base their narratives on historical events and people. What do these films tell us about the events and people they are about, and what do they tell us about the time period in which they were produced? How does the form of films--the choices regarding narrative material, editing, characterization, and visual style--influence the interpretation of important cultural and historical periods or events? What cultural myths do these films create, or reinterpret, about the particular society that produces them? How does evolution and transformation of film genres and genre conventions contribute to the ideological negotiation of meanings in contemporary films? In exploring the relationship of films to society, we will explore the principles of Marxist film criticism, which is premised on the view that the economic structure of a society plays a major role in shaping both the commodity production/consumption and ideological impact of cultural works.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

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