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dr. A. (Annelies) van Noortwijk

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dr. A. (Annelies) van Noortwijk


Department of Arts, Culture and Media: 

Ba 1: History and Theory of Arts and Media (2003-2011)

This module offers an overview of historical developments in the arts (literature, music, performing arts, visual arts) in Europe, from the earliest – prehistoric – art forms to contemporary art. We will focus on the functioning of the arts in a changing cultural (socioeconomic, political) context and on the influence of technological developments.

This course in co-taught with prof.dr. Barend van Heusden and dr. Margriet van der Waal, language: Dutch, ECTS 10, course code, LWX016P05 and LWX016P06

Ba 2 Film II: Film History (2011-present)

This module provides a survey of film history from 1890 to the present. The main periods, movements and genres will be discussed. Film is studied in a historical context, as well as the history of film theory (Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Bazin). In the second part of the module, emphasis is placed on the rise of television and the mutual influence of film and television. Theoretical reflections on the developments within this medium will also be explored.  Beside lectures and tutorials, film viewings are also part of this module.

This course in co-taught with dr. Julian Hanich, language: English, ECTS 10, course code LWX001B10

Ma seminar : Between Life and Art, Recent Trends in Documentary Film (2006-present)

According to John Corner we live in a "post-documentary culture" by which he means that the traditional documentary practice no longer exists. We can see a variety of new forms and formats developing in our contemporary media culture that reject traditional ideas of documentary. This development has turned the documentary from a somewhat marginal practice into a vital field for innovation. The rise to prominence of this ‘return of the real’ has been explained by a longing for individual stories and engagement. 

In this seminar we will explore some genres and subgenres that have come to the fore within these "new regimes of truth". The most crucial of these are the genres of autobiography and biography. Here we can witness experiments with new narratives, new styles, new (digital) technologies and new platforms for viewing. Some filmmakers radically turn their camera 180 degrees making their own lives the center of attention, while others focus on reconstructions of traumatic experiences through animation. Some filmmakers have developed new camera techniques that afford a greater sense of intimacy or they explore the continually shifting boundaries between fiction and non-fiction. In this seminar we will explore this rich new field from both a historical and theoretical perspective.

This course in co-taught with dr. Susan Aasman, language: English, ECTS 10, course code

Ba 2: Film in context (2006-2012)

Students learn to become self-sufficient in order to set up a research project of a particular dimension by investigating a particular period, stream or oeuvre, and moreover to execute, with a higt level of Dutch/English proficiency, a final report in both oral and written form. Through the intensive study of a limited corpus of films (which varies each year) students get an in-depth acquaintance with the research into the different aspects of a particular filmic period, genre, or oeuvre (e.g. avant-garde cinema; postmodernism; Jarmusch, Antonioni, Heddy Honigmann).

 Language: Dutch, Ects 5, course code LWX048B05

Department of Romance Languages and Cultures

Ba 3 Bachelor research course  Romance Film and Literature (2002-present)

This course will offer a comparative analysis of the relationships between film and literature, with special emphasis on a) how the two have continued to modify one another ever since the days of early cinema and b) the reading of film as an autonomous discipline. From the students reference frame of research in the literary studies (with a special focus on narratology) filmanalytic and filmtheoretic insights will quickly be acquired. In weekly analysis and critical reviews on a selection of works from major French, Italian and Spanish authors of the film field this knowledge will be applied and elaborated. The corpus of films that are analyzed in class may vary, but includes certainly works of Buñuel, Renoir, De Sicca, Antonioni, Godard and Erice.

Language: Dutch, ECTS 5, course code LRX003B05

Ba 3 Bachelor's Thesis Spanish 1800-Present Day (2008-present)

As a tutorial for the Ba-thesis on contemporary Hispanic literature and film, ca. three sessions will be organised, where the main characteristics of the Ba-thesis will be discussed and a general introduction will be given with suggestions for subjects in the chosen discipline. After these sessions, the student chooses his/her subject and will be guided in another two one-to-one meetings

Language: Spanish, ECTS 10, course code LRS995B10

Master Seminar modern Romance literature and Culture: Literature and Film Now (2003-present) 

Current developments in literature and film will be the focus of this seminar. These developments seem to be strongly related to particular thematic interests, such as memory and trauma. Within this framework, the story and its ‘embodied’ subject have returned. Examples are historical novels and films, holocaust literature and cinema, postcolonial literature and cinema, immigrant writing, ‘faction’ novels, but also autobiographical texts, travel literature and essays. In this course we shall be studying this trend by means of a variety of historical and theoretical approaches, focusing on a postcolonial, interdisciplinary approach (traumatheory, narratology, mediatheory and intermediality). In the context of today’s complex and hectic digital culture we shall investigate which characteristics can be related to the representation of the subject in its most recent form, for example in life writing and the creation of a cinematographical or virtual subject.

This course is co-taught with dr. Jeanette den  Toonder, the first part of the course will be taught in English, the second in Spanish, French or Italian, ECTS 10, course code  LRX016M10


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