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Woods College of Advancing Studies



Professor: John Michalczyk, A.B., A.M., M.Div. Boston College, Ph.D. Harvard.

FM 24101  Film, Literature and Law
FM 24101  Syllabus

Interest in the rapport between film and literature as it relates to the law intrigues us as much today as ever. Literature captures the drama of a legal trial or an investigation into a brutal, racial murder. Film then takes this rich material and shapes it into a compelling form with dynamic visuals and other narrative techniques. The course explores the power of story-telling and the impact of film to embody and inhabit law and its relationship to ideas about inferiority, liberty, citizenry, race, justice, crime, punishment, and social order. Film adaptations from short stories, plays, and novellas will comprise the body of the
Spring, Tues 6:30–9, Jan 14–May 6, Professor Michalczyk