Classical Studies | Classical Myth and Culture in Film
C321 | 28150 | Nagle


CLAS-C 321  Classical Myth and Culture in Fim
Section 28150 / Nagle
This semester we will consider the various ways modern cinema and
television have treated ancient Greek myths.  You will view, discuss,
and write about examples from Hollywood feature films, foreign art
films, the “sword and sandal” genre, and animation. Our focus will be
on these films as artistic responses to specific ancient treatments
of the myths, primarily literary versions, but we may consider some
ancient visual treatments to compare with the modern ones.  We will,
also pay some attention to how these films reflect not only modern
conceptions of and stereotypes about the ancient world but also the
historical and cultural contexts in which they were produced. (A&H,
CSA)