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FILM 2278 Film, Literature and Law (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

Interest in the rapport between film and literature as it relates to the law intrigues us as much today as ever. Literature captures the drama of a legal trial or an investigation into a brutal, racial murder. Film then takes this rich material and shapes it into a compelling form with dynamic visuals and other narrative techniques. The course explores the power of story-telling and the impact of film to embody and inhabit law and its relationship to ideas about inferiority, liberty, citizenry, race, justice, crime, punishment, and social order. Film adaptations from short stories, plays, and novellas will comprise the body of the curriculum.


Prerequisites: None

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Comments: No Class Monday May 11; Meets on Friday May 15 No Class Memorial Day; Meets on Friday May 29

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17