|Course code module||1MFVS030|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Roel Vande Winkel|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
This seminar is open to any student with a genuine interest in cinema and in film culture. There are no specific 'historical' prerequisites.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student is familiar with the most important theories, methods and
practices of film historiography and can place them within their respective
cultural and intellectual contexts.
The student knows the most important principles of film archiving and
curatorship. He is familiar with the most important film collections, documentation
centres and databases.
The student can apply this knowledge and integrate it into his own
research. He is able to ‘do’ film history: to develop his own research design,
to carry out the project and to report about his research results.
The student is also familiar with the advantages and/or disadvantages of
other, not text-based forms of film historic research (on-line databases, DVD-extra’s,
3. Course content
This seminar introduces students to film historiography: to investigate
film history and to valorise the research results in written (article, book) or
in audiovisual form (documentary, DVD extra’s, websites). Students are
introduced to several methodological aspects of film (archival) research and to
the complex aesthetic, technical and economic problems of archiving film and
non-film documents. They are also introduced to the most important local and
international film archives. This seminar also pays attention to alternative
research methods, for instance to doing `oral’ film histories. Last but not
least, much attention is paid to ‘new’ forms of doing film history: the study
of cinema going and film cultures.
Students are required to apply this knowledge, by carrying out a small film historic research project of their own.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Seminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Assignments - individualExcursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A reader with key-texts will be made available during the first session of this seminar. Reading these texts is highly recommended, but there is no exam about the contents of this reader.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Prof. Vande Winkel is available for questions before or after each session. (Simple) questions may be asked through e-mail. More complicated matters can be discussed during individual feedback sessions.
laatste aanpassing: last update: 09/06/2010 18:27 roel.vandewinkel