Race, Film, and Sacred Value: Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino

RELIGION 201

In this course we will examine and juxtapose the films of Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino. Paying attention to stylistic and thematic matters, we will ask questions like: How do these two filmmakers represent violence, tragedy, and loss differently? How do their films become occasions for us to think about race, gender, history, and narrative in different ways? What are these filmmakers making us remember (and reimagine) and why is this important? How do themes like sacred value, redemption, and even hope function in their films? Instructor: Winters
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Occasionally