Religion and Film

Elective Courses

CINE 105 - Religion and Film

RELS 105
601 |Tirdad Derakhshani |M 6-9pm

This course surveys ways religion is represented in film. This semester we will watch our films in light of Nietzsche's critique of religion and morality, and his notion of the "death of God." We will also look at various consequences to that "death," including the replacement of religious discourse by the therapeutic, and the modern nostalgia for the "primitive" especially in its neo-Gothic forms. Readings: selections from Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Bataille and Foucault in conjunction with about a dozen post-World War II European and American feature films.

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