Peter Rollins, Comparative Religion
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.