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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CINE 330L - Doppelganger: The Uncanny Double in World Literature and Film

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

This course will examine the figure of the uncanny doppelganger in world literature and film as well as in psychoanalytic and film theory. For more than two centuries, the figure of the doppelganger has played a major role in folklore, fiction and popular culture. A doppelganger is a ghostly double of a living person and typically appears as his or her twin, shadow or mirror image, representing evil or misfortune. The motif of “self-as-other” fuses supernatural horror with a philosophical inquiry concerning personal identify and psychological investigation into the hidden depths of the human psyche.

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Distribution Area: Humanities