COMPLIT 200 - Translation Across Disciplines
Section: 001 Imagination in Translation: Is a Different World Possible?
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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This is primarily a film course that includes some readings of literature and film theory. Our main subject will be the worlds that differ from our own: utopian, dystopian, as well as purely fantastic. We will focus on how the text, meaning, and our desires get “translated” across various media and genres; whether what we read and watch is really the product of the artists’ imagination, or whether the meaning, ideas, settings, etc, are in fact merely a version of what we already know and experience. How do our course materials perform this ultimate translation of humanity’s constant yearning for a different, better world into a text or a film, and can we even envision worlds and a life radically different from the one the humanity has always actually lived? Primary material will include Handmaiden’s Tale, Blade Runner, Brazil, Children of Men, 1984, Her.

COMPLIT 200 - Translation Across Disciplines
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001 (SEM)
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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