Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4640 DOLEZAL, FREDRIC M 6 :50 PM 0265
ENGL4640 DOLEZAL, FREDRIC M W F 11:15 AM 0144

Description

Poetry as Film, Film as Literature, Literature as Poetry; or, Moving Pictures of the Mind and Screen.

One must be open to revision of the seen and preconceived, as well as a willingness to study film technique as a means to construct narrative meaning -- also an openness to read poetry written from then to now.

We will watch, then cinematically read, the films listed below [There will be a required film screening session on Monday, 6:50pm-9:50]. 

As for the poetry: one thing for sure: Ode to a Nightingale (Mr. Keats); Poetry (Ms. Moore); The Idea of Order at Key West (Mr. Stevens).  Further poetical found artifacts to be announced as we set the scene.

 

The Red Shoes

(1948)

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

 

Orpheus [Orphée]

(1950)

Jean Cocteau


Beauty and the Beast [La Belle et la Bête]

(1946)

Jean Cocteau

 

Ugetsu

(1953)

Kenji Mizoguchi

 

Kagemusha

(1980)

Akira Kurosawa

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

(1966)

Mike Nichols

 

Night of the Iguana

(1964)

John Huston

 

The Dead

(1987)

John Huston