LARSEN, DARL

    Name: Darl Larsen

    Title: Associate Chair, Professor

    Email: darl@byu.edu

    Division: Media Arts Critical Studies, Media Arts Fiction Production

    Office: F-340 HFAC

    Phone: 801-422-9184

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

    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.

    Publications
    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)

    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

    Links
    Star Wars (RadioWest)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (KBYU)
    Monty Python’s Life of Brian (RadioWest) 
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail 
    (RadioWest) 
    Napoleon Dynamite: The Film With All the Skills 
    (RadioWest) 
    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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