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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 4610 - Film as Literature

This course takes a comparative approach to studying the humanities by applying critical theory and methodologies characteristic of literary studies to the study of film, emphasizing aesthetics and the commonalities and distinctions between literature and film as art forms. The course will examine narrative structure, explore the cinematic equivalents to literary figures such as metaphor, metonymy, symbolism, etc., and compare the nature of the spectator’s engagement with the filmic text to the reader’s engagement with literature, with the goal of developing students’ understanding of both media.

Prerequisite: This course is open to English and CMJ bachelor’s majors who have completed all general education requirements.