24.264 Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking

Fall 2005

Death of Tristan.
Death of Tristan. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-107170 (b&w film copy neg.)])

Course Highlights

This course features exemplary video lectures in the lecture notes section.

Course Description

This course examines problems in the philosophy of film as well as literature studied in relation to their making of myths. The readings and films that are discussed in this course draw upon classic myths of the western world. Emphasis is placed on meaning and technique as the basis of creative value in both media.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Prof. Irving Singer

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session