300 As Geopolitical Allegory (HUM415)

The following very short essays are not, strictly speaking, required reading though I hope that you might at least look them over. The first, by Gary Leupp, performs a spirited demolition job on 300 as a racist, historically inept piece of postmodern propaganda. The second– by Slavoj Zizek, whose First as Tragedy, Then as Farce we’ll be reading at semester’s end– inverts that kind of reading.

A Racist and Insulting Film: 300 vs. Iran (and Herodotus)

The True Hollywood Left

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  1. unvanished

    this is exactly what i wanted to speak about for my portion of our group presentation. spoiler alert.


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