Name: Darl Larsen

    Title: Associate Chair, Professor


    Division: Media Arts Critical Studies, Media Arts Fiction Production

    Office: F-340 HFAC

    Phone: 801-422-9184

    Profile: Darl Larsen is Professor of Theatre & Media Arts and the Center for Animation at BYU, with emphases in film genres and history, animation, and screenwriting.


    • A Book about the Film Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (forthcoming, 2020, Rowman & Littlefield)
    • A Book about the Film Monty Python’s Life of Brian (2018, R&L)
    • A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (2015, R&L)
    • Monty Python’s Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References From Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson to Zambesi (2013, Taylor Trade; 2008, Scarecrow Press)
    • Monty Python, Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama (2003, McFarland)


    Doctorate, Northern Illinois University, 2000; Master’s, Brigham Young University, 1993; Bachelor’s, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990

    Courses Taught

    • TMA 291-292 Film History
    • TMA 341 Nickelodeon Writer’s Series (short comedy)
    • TMA 441 Advanced Screenwriting
    • TMA 492R Genres: Science Fiction Film and Literature
    • TMA 497 Motion Picture Mirror of Our Times (Film Noir; Asian Cinemas)
    • TMA 498R Special Topics: Monty Python
    • Honors 304R The Films of Akira Kurosawa; History of American Animation
    • TMA 689 Graduate Film History and Theory
    • TMA 700 Graduate Seminars

    Curriculum Vitae

    Darl Larsen CV


    Star Wars
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (KBYU)
    Monty Python’s Life of Brian (RadioWest) 
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail 
    The Snell Show short story
    The Snell Show movie

    Books – Learn more about Darl Larsen’s publications on his Amazon author page and his publisher’s, Rowman & Littlefield, website.

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