COML 3113

COML 3113

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The medieval past often returns in modern media with a critical twist. This course explores the imagination of the Middle Ages in modern films, video games, and other popular media. It introduces classic medieval films (Dreyer, Bergman, Buñuel), theories of medievalism (Huizinga, Balázs, Eco), and recent tabletop and video games from the German-speaking world and beyond. Working primarily with visual and interactive materials, we will discuss questions of aesthetics, identity, and representation; the dialectics of tradition and innovation; and the mobilization of the past in service of the present.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

Comments Taught in English.

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  • 19584 COML 3113   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Library 311
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person