AMS 285 Classical Myth and Its Reception in Modern Film


This course focuses on the close reading of mythological texts from ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to their specific literary qualities and linguistic art. The course also employs reception studies as a means of literary interpretation. How do modern films understand and make use of our mythological inheritance, both explicitly and implicitly, in whole or in part? Students will emerge from the course as critical, sensitive readers and viewers possessing refined analytical skills and a heightened awareness of the power of language.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in HUM 101/102, or consent of instructor.

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