INSTRUCTOR: Adam Gorelick
SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30PM – 1:45PM
This course applies theoretical discussions of myth and ritual to the contemporary medium of film. Following the trail of 19th-century anthropology and 20th-century psychology, students will explore the binding connections between myth and ritual and between literature and drama. Students will also examine mainstream cinema as shared experience, film adaptations, mythic storytelling, religious and sociological interpretations, and much more. Assignments will include discussion, research, writing, and amateur filmmaking.