SMC211H1: The Middle Ages and the Movies

Hours: 
24L/12T

This course examines the ways mediaeval themes have been presented in the cinema over the last century by taking exemplary films from different countries and epochs. The purpose is to explore each on three levels: the mediaeval reality, the subsequent legendary or literary elaboration, and the twentieth-century film rendition, regarded equally as work of art, ideology and economic product.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)