Comparative Literature | Hollywood Versus Nollywood
C155 | 14836 | Adrien Pouille

MW 5:45 pm  7:00 pm
carries CS and A&H credit

Different in terms of production, international appeal and
longevity, Hollywood and Nollywood (Nigeria) cinema industries are
today producers of a genre of movie heavily marked by elements of
the supernatural.  The popularity of this specific film genre among
spectators on both sides of the Atlantic begs for a comparative
study of Hollywood movies such as Harry Potter, The Lord of Rings
and Nollywood films such as Thunderbolt that make extensive use of
the occult. Adding documentaries, scholarly and popular magazine
articles to our tools of investigation, we will look for more points
of convergence and/or divergence between the Hollywood and Nollywood
occult movies, reasons for their appeal among spectators, and we
will see what they suggest about the modern viewer.