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Ancient Epic and Gangster Film
CLST 252
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

This course explores the limits of epic in different historical contexts and media: Classical epic poetry (Greek and Roman) and gangster film traditions from the US, Europe, and Asia. How do these works define or align themselves with epic as a genre? What are their characteristics, and how do audiences participate in creating them? Primary material will include classical epics (the Iliad, Ovid's Metamorphoses), drama and literary criticism (Sophocles, Aristotle), and contemporary film and television, with critical and theoretical bibliography.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-17-2024
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