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FILM 2244 Biography & Autobiography (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

The course will be structured around the genres of biography and autobiography and the ways in which the written genre is transformed and reinterpreted through film. Through analysis and close reading of texts, students will have opportunities to reflect upon the effectiveness of understanding personal narratives and connecting the individual experience to a larger cultural/historical context. As society moves to a more visual approach for understanding the challenges in life, studying adaptation from the written word to the visual expression can be useful in increasing awareness of the human condition and learning about the self. In addition to assigned readings and films, students will be provided with an extensive filmography of adaptions as resources for their research papers. The course will cover a selection of classic and contemporary works of literature/film, with a focus on analysis of the genre of autobiography and biography through modern interpretations.


Instructor(s): John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 06-Mar-15