Courses: From Myth to Cinema-Greek Tragedy in Contemp Film (CSTSB274001)

Fall 2012

Class Number: 1219
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Current topic description: This course explores how contemporary
film, a creative medium appealing to the entire demographic spectrum
like Greek drama, looks back to the ancient origins. Examining both
films that are directly based on Greek plays and films that make use
of classical material in a less tangible way, we will discuss how
Greek mythology is reconstructed and appropriated for modern audiences
and how the classical past continues to be culturally significant. In
addition to literary-historical interpretation, particular attention
will be paid to feminist theory, film and gender studies, and psychoanalysis.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1219 Div: III; CI;


Classical Studies (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TAYB

Meeting Times

MW 1:00pm-2:30pm,MW 0:00am-0:00am