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RHET 335W (IT) Burke and Film: Equipment for Living (1)

Kenneth Burke thought the examination of the patterns used to order human discourse and experience provided people with "equipment for living." His critical theories have influenced writers in the humanities and the social sciences. This course draws on varied film genres--science fiction, the haunted house, the western, documentary, war, drama, and comedy--as it examines concepts of form, identification, motive, piety, agency, visual and verbal symbol manipulation, terministic screens and perspective by incongruity. This writing centered course has an associated required film screening time.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment:  Writing-centered; Interpreting Text
  • Offering: Alternate Years
  • Instructor: Clark