Film & Literature: analysing modern society & the human condition
Ever since the dawn of the modern age, human beings, and the traditional social order, have gradually metamorphosed into a coordinated mass of machine-like workers, driven by self-interest and the instant gratification of small pleasures. Global societies which often based on the modern notions of security, progress, and individualism, are now experiencing the chaotic and destructive effects.
It has led to the re-ordering of the different elements of the soul, therefore a re-ordering of society, that has not allowed deep individual authenticity and flourishing to emerge.
In this course, we will analyse the consequences using film and literature.
Powerlessness And Helplessness
The Shattered Psyche
Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’:
Pleasure As Distraction
Batman: The Dark Night Rises:
George Lucas’ ‘Thx1138’:
Bradbury’s ‘fahrenheit 451’:
Destruction Of Culture
Lowry’s ‘the Giver’:
The Repression Of The Human
All of our classes are delivered in real-time.
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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.
A NINE HOUR ONLINE COURSE
1 HOUR WEEKLY