|Course code module||1MFVD030|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
No specific prerequisites required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
1. The student acquires knowledge about the most important trends and research strands in world cinema.
2. The student gains insight into the trends and research strands handled during the course module. The student learns to situate these trends and research strands within their cultural, political, historical and aesthetic contexts.
3. The student is able to critically reflect upon the classic tripartition between Hollywood, European cinema, and world cinema, and has mastered the accompanying concepts (third cinema, third world cinema, etc.).
4. The student is able to apply concepts and analyses from different trends and research strands on a self-selected film/author/genre/period/etc.
3. Course content
This course module gives a broad overview of worldwide film cultures that are too often ignored in the classical (Euro-American) film canon. It gives an idea of the variety of non-Western national and regional film cultures. We elaborate on important artistic movements, but we also look at the more popular genres (like Indian Bollywood films). During each course we explore specific aesthetics and production contexts against the background of specific cultural, social and economic developments.
In Latin-American cinema, we focus on Brazil (from Cinema Nôvo, to the renaissance of the nineties) and Mexico (contemporary cinema). In African cinema, we direct our attention to Egypt and Senegal. In the Middle East, we focus on Iranian cinema. In Asia, we look at Japan, China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan and South-Korea. Parallel with this overview, the course module offers a critical reflection upon the classic tripartition between
Hollywood, European cinema, and world cinema and the accompanying concepts (third cinema, third world cinema, etc.). Themes like diasporas, gender, postcolonial relations, religion and national identity are handled extensively.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationOpen book
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
After class, by appointment, or via email