Theory & Methodology of Cinema
Teaching Staff: Chalkou Maria
Course Code: THE804
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://e-class.ionio.gr/courses/DAVA330
|Practice and Preparation||30|
|Course Total (ECTS: 5)||125|
Recquired / Recommended : (THE202), (THE302), (THE504)
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An introduction to the development of film theory from its “classical” period of formalism and realism through the various approaches to film analysis that have emerged since the 1960s including auteur theory, semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism, etc. The course aims to familiarize students with the major schools of thought in film theory and a wide range of critical methods and theoretical perspectives in the study of cinema, cultivating critical and analytical skills. Theoretical discussions are combined with exercises in film analysis.
Objectives - Learning Outcomes:
Students will acquire a general awareness of film theory and methodology and develop critical and analytical thinking.
By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to:
- understand basic concepts and arguments of film theory
- compare and contrast different schools of thought in film studies
- apply different theories and methodologies of film criticism and analysis
Week 1: What is Film Theory?
Week 2: Early Silent Film Theory
Week 3: Film Formalism
Week 4: Film Realism
Week 5: The Auteur and Auteur Theory
Week 6: Structuralism and Semiotics
Week 7: Ideology and Marxism
Week 8: Psychoanalysis and Cinema
Week 9: Gender and Feminism
Week 10: Queer Theory
Week 11: Film Audiences and Reception
Week 12: Third Cinema and Post-Colonialism
Week 13: Postmodernism
Hill John and Pamela Church Gibson (eds) (2000), Film studies: critical approaches, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stam, Robert (2000), Film Theory: An Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
The course consists of a series of lectures with the use of PowerPoint presentation and the inclusion of screenings of short films and of extracts of feature films. It encourages active participation and discussions and includes exercises in film analysis.