Summer 2014: Buddhism in Film - RELB 2252

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Summer 2014: Buddhism in Film - RELB 2252


Mon. Jun 2, 2014 - Fri. Jun 13th, 2014 (2 weeks)
Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Gibson Hall 142

Instructor: Kurtis Schaeffer

This course is an introduction to Buddhism and an exploration of the place of Buddhism within contemporary Asian, European, and North American cultures through film. The goals are 1) to identify longstanding Buddhist narrative themes in contemporary films, 2) to consider how Buddhism is employed in films to address contemporary issues, and 3) to gain through film a vivid sense of Buddhism as a complex social and cultural phenomenon.

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