Film & Literature: The Canon Part II

Film and Lit Part II



This course will serve to provide a foundation for interpreting and understanding eight classical texts adapted for the screen. It will centre on the major philosophical, psychological, socio-political and historical themes found in each of the movies.

After completing this course students should be able to identify and understand the major themes found in each of the classical texts and be able to engage with what the authors are saying in a more meaningful manner.


Homer’s ‘Iliad’

The Odyssey
Homer’s ‘Odyssey’

Oedipus Rex
Sophocles’ ‘Oedipus Tyrannos’

Alexander the Great
Robin Fox’s ‘Alexander’

The Avenger
Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’

The Inferno
‘Dante’s ‘Inferno’

Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

Ghost Rider
‘Marlowe’s ‘Faustus’

All of our classes are delivered in real-time.

Please contact us for more information.


Teacher Bio

Zulfiqar Awan BA Hons, MA, PGCE

British lecturer, Zulfiqar Awan (BA Hons, MA, PGCE and Ph.D. candidate) has 15 years of teaching experience in the U.K and Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Awan has also worked as an independent senior lecturer in philosophy, history, and politics on behalf of the British Government. He is the founder of Humanitas LifeLong Learning, where he teaches regular evening classes and short courses directly to the public, and online to an international audience. Mr Awan currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.

An Eight Hour Online Course
1 Hour Classes Per Week