Film III: Filmtheorie

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LWX013B10
Vaknaam Film III: Filmtheorie
Niveau(s) facultaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Film III: Filmtheorie
Leerdoelen The goal of this course is to make students familiar with the key developments in the history of film theory. This includes expert knowledge of the major texts and key debates in the field as well as fundamental knowledge of the basic assumptions underlying the field up to this day.
Omschrijving The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools used to frame film and media research. “Nothing is more practical than a good theory,” as the saying goes. Therefore, the lectures will offer an overview of the most important film theories. In the seminars, we will discuss the key texts, steering paradigms, basic assumptions, and key concepts that have shaped the field of film and media theory.

The different phases and theoretical paradigms to be examined in this course are (among others): Theories of Realism; Russian Formalism and Constructivism; Structuralism and Narratology; Apparatus Theory; Feminist Film Theory; Neo-Formalism and Historical Poetics; Cognitive Film Theory; (Experimental) Media Archaeology; Sound Theories; Postcolonial Theory; Deleuzian Film Philosophy; Film-Phenomenology.

We will read texts by canonical film and media theorists such as Hugo Münsterberg, Sergei Eisenstein, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, Laura Mulvey, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Chion and Vivian Sobchack.

Film viewings in the arthouse cinema Forum Groningen form a part of this course.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Viewings zijn in de Bachelor verplicht)
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator prof. dr. A.M.A. van den Oever
Docent(en) prof. dr. J. Hanich ,prof. dr. A.M.A. van den Oever
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Key texts from the history of film theory will be made available on Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het tweede jaar, d.w.z. minimaal 45 ECTS behaald uit de propedeuse. Aan dit vak kan niet eerder worden deelgenomen dan nadat Film I en II is gevolgd.
Opmerkingen Er geldt een 80% aanwezigheidsplicht tijdens de vakken.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester II intm
Ba Kunsten, Cultuur en Media  (Major) 2 semester II keuzegroep