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HIST 2507 Black Robe: Representations of the Jesuits in Film (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The Jesuits, for better or worse, were involved in virtually every facet of modern culture, sciences, and politics around the globe. They were, for instance, theologians, polemicists, political theorists, astronomers, dramatists, pharmacists, architects, engineers of city fortifications, governors of Amerindian settlements, cartographers, musicians, and, above all, missionaries and schoolmasters. Almost from the moment the Jesuits were founded in 1540 they suffered from misunderstanding, some positive, much of it negative, which has been expressed in a variety of ways until today. This course examines contrasting representations of the Jesuits in contemporary film.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Maryks

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17