Buddhism and Popular Culture

REL-B 412 — Spring 2020

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Heather Blair
Days and Times
TR 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Course Description

To explore how religion intersects with popular culture, this discussion-intensive seminar takes a global, international perspective on Buddhism. How do media such as manga, film, and fiction shape and change our understandings of Buddhism? What does it mean for a human being or cultural product to be “Buddhist?” And how might Buddhist ideas illuminate our own participation in popular culture? Course materials range from Hollywood movies to philosophical treatises. Students need to participate in discussion, complete short weekly response postings, and write a final paper on a topic of their choice.

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