Batman as American Mythology
About the Course:
This class studies Batman as a form of legitimate literature. We will study Batman through 3 perspectives: history of Batman, psychology of Batman, and Batman’s place in America’s mythological canon.
You don’t have to be a Batman guru (nor do you have to be familiar with him at all!), so whether you’ve memorized every issue or have only seen three episodes of “Batman Beyond,” you’re all eligible. Any necessary readings will be assigned (for a DISCOUNT at Comic Relief!!!!!!!!!), and necessary movies/episodes will be shown in class.
At least once a week, we will show an episode or movie in class.
Edit: We were mistaken when we said that this is the FINAL semester with the original, founding facilitators. Oops.
How to Enroll:
30 people will get in. No essay or application required. Show up on the first day (September 5th), and we’ll pick 30 names via random lottery. If it gets slightly over 30 people (like 1-2 people over), it’s okay, we can make extra spaces available.
Good news: There used to be some ambiguity in the department, but that has been resolved. This class definitely WILL be happening!
Course Contact: batmanpunchespeople AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Abrams
Time & Location:
|Henry Hua, Warren Lee, Danielle Pena||30||210 Wheeler||TuTh 6-7||9/05||full||—|
|Syllabus: syllabus fall 06.doc||Aug 31||59kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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