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Eric C. Ames
C LIT 596
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Comparative Literature

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

Class description

Film and Opera W 1:30-4:20

This course explores the rich interrelations between film and opera: how opera contributes to the shape, plots, and visual luxury of film, the ambiguous status of both as high and low culture, the competition between image and voice in both media, the relations of time and space in both. In addition to watching videos of operas directed for the camera as well as films based on opera, we will attend two live performances at the Seattle Opera, one Metropolitan live broadcast in HD, and backstage tours at Seattle Opera. We will also reflect on the historical relations of opera, film, and cartoon animation.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yuko Mera
Date: 10/23/2013