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seminars > spring 2014 schedule > seminar: Representations of Spirituality in Fiction and Film

 

Honors Seminars Spring 2014

Representations of Spirituality in Fiction and Film

Course:
HON 293 Sec:001  
Credit:
3 hours  
GEP Category:
Humanities (Literature)  
Time:
13:30-14:45  
Days:
MW  
Location:
Winston 00012  
Instructor:
Dr. Thomas P. Phillips
 
Description:

This course will examine spirituality via novels and films that represent various approaches to religion as belief, ideology, and practice. Central to our study will be the question as to whether aesthetic media provide effective expression of spiritual ideas and experience. Are art and spirituality in any way the same? How might they be different? Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, we will consider the complex relationship between the "spiritual" and the "human" as categories that aesthetic texts both exalt and interrogate.