MLA Seminars in Cinema: Love, Politics and Myth in Popular Culture

Graduate Courses

CINE 503 - MLA Seminars in Cinema: Love, Politics and Myth in Popular Culture

WSTD 503
640 |Susan Mackey-Kallis |M 6-8:40pm

Looking at such popular English language films as Titanic, The Piano, Reds, Cold Mountain, Gone with the Wind, and others, this course explores images of romantic love set against the background of often turbulent political times. Using Homer's The Illiad and The Oddysey and Dante's The Divine Comedy as a classical and medieval frame, respectively, for romantic love in a "dangerous time," and the writings of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Carl Kerenyi, Luce Irigary, and others, the course explores the relationships amoung romantic love, spiritual transformation, individuation and cultural and political evolution.

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Cinema Studies Program
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