Film: Advanced Seminar

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LWX093B05
Vaknaam Film: Advanced Seminar
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Film: Advanced Seminar
Leerdoelen At the end of this course students will have learned...

- to understand what emotions are and how we categorize them

- to analyze how films evoke emotions and how viewers experience them

- relate theories from outside film studies (such as philosophy, psychology or empirical aesthetics) to films

- set up a research project of a particular dimension that investigates the topic of film and emotion

- to execute, with a high level of English proficiency, a final written essay.
Omschrijving This 7-week seminar introduces students to the topic of film and emotion and thus a significant recent field of research on film reception and aesthetics. It presents students with some of the crucial research questions of this burgeoning field in film studies:

- What is an emotion and how can we distinguish it from related concepts like moods or existential feelings?

- How do we categorize cinematic emotions?

- How do films manage to elicit emotions and through what aesthetic strategies?

- How do viewers experience emotions like fear, disgust, boredom or being moved?

- And: Why do viewers enjoy negative emotions in the cinema, emotions they would try to avoid in real life?

We will be reading texts by leading scholars on film and emotions such as Carl Plantinga, Murray Smith, Robert Sinnerbrink, Julian Hanich and others.

The seminar will likely also include a series of film screenings. They are a mandatory part of the course. If the situation allows, the screenings will take place in the Forum Groningen (Nieuwe Markt 1) or in one of the lecture halls of the university. Note: In case a cooperation with the cinema will be possible, this might involve screenings in the later afternoon or evening and an extra-fee.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, verslag
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. D. Leberg
Docent(en) dr. D. Leberg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het derde jaar, d.w.z. propedeuse behaald. Moet een positief resultaat hebben voor Film I, moet Film II gevolgd hebben, moet begonnen zijn met Film III.
Opmerkingen 80% attendance requirement and active participation in seminars. The viewing of the films is mandatory and might involve an extra fee for the admission to the cinema.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Kunsten, Cultuur en Media  (Profession Oriented Specialisation Analysis and Criticism ) 3 semester II a keuzegroep