Peter Rollins, Comparative Religion

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The Song of Songs

A video analysis/depiction/deconstruction of the biblical text The
Song of Songs. This project was inspired by the works of Philo of
Alexandria, the 1st century biblical exegete, and Roland Barthes, the 20th
century literary critic and post-structuarlist. The piece will focus on
the various ways the text has been interpreted, and the controversies
regarding it's erotic nature, by presenting multiple strands of fictional
narratives, documentary interviews, and abstracted representations of
scenes from the text itself.

Faculty Sponsor for the piece is Steven Shaviro of the Lit/Cinema Studies
dept.