NEWS & EVENTS

 

Film & Critical Culture I

B.A. Level
optional
M.A. Level
elective
optional
Credit value
2-year MA - post-2013, Z+Zk8
2-year MA - pre-2013, Z+Zk10
2-year MA, Z5
BA5
Teacher
Louis Armand
Semester
winter

 

FILM & CRITICAL CULTURE I

Wed 17.30-20.45, room 131

ABOUT
This seminar examines 'critical' aspects of the cinematic medium and its 'culture.' The winter 2017 semester will focus upon the works of Jean-Luc Godard.

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RECOMMENDED READING:

Louis Armand, Videology I & II (Prague: Litteraria, 2015/2016). 

Jean-Luc Godard, Godard on Godard, trans. and ed. Tom Milne (New York: Da Capo, 1972).

Colin MacCabe, Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at 70 (London: Bloomsbury, 2003).

Jean-Luc Godard and Youssef Ishaghpour, Cinema (Oxford: Berg, 2005).

Erich Kuersten, “Hell is a Postcard of Heaven: Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One),” Acidemic (http://www.acidemic.com/id98.html).

Richard Brody, Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life Of Jean-Luc Godard (London: Faber, 2008).

 

SCREENINGS (room 131/Aula; Wednesdays 17:30)

4.10 Four Short Films (with Anne-Marie Miéville): De l'origine du XXIe siècle, The Old Place, Liberté et Patrie, Je vous salue, Sarajevo (1993 – 2002)

11.10 Le Petit Soldat (1960)

18.10 Alphaville (1965)

25.10 La Chinoise (1967)

1.11 Weekend (1967)

8.11 One-Plus-One (Sympathy for the Devil) (1968)

15.11 Passion (1982)

22.11 Détective (1985)

29.11 King Lear (1987)

6.12 For Ever Mozart (1996)

13.12 Éloge de l’Amour (In Praise of Love) (2001)

20.12 Notre Musique (2004)

3.1 Film Socialisme (2010)

10.1 Adieu au Langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014)

 

*Assessment for single credit (Z) will be based upon a 3000 word research paper conforming to MLA style (due 31 January; essay guidelines can be found on the departmental website); attendance (max. absences: 2); participation in in-class discussion; and a typed 700-1000 word review of each of the screened titles (to be submitted on paper the following Wednesday in class). Plagiarism in any form will result in an immediate fail. NB that only MA students are entitled to apply for the additional credit (Zk) in this seminar.

 

 

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