Romantic Comedy in Film & Lit.
How has romantic comedy portrayed courtship and gender relations? We will explore the subject by looking at classic plays and contemporary films. In particular, we will consider the long standing conventions of the romantic comedy to better understand its evolution and contemporary expression. We will begin by reading a selection of Shakespeare's comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It, among others. In addition, we will watch screen adaptations, such as Much Ado About Nothing and related films such as Shakespeare in Love. We will then consider other dramatists of romantic comedy including Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw. Finally, we will shift our focus to contemporary romantic comedy on screen and how the genre has evolved in popular culture. 3 hrs. sem./screen.
- Fall 2012
- Axinn Center 220(AXN 220)
- 12:15pm-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday at AXN 220 (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Monday at SDL DNA (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Arthur Grindon
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
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