Film Topics

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Κινηματογράφου / Film Topics
CodeΛογ 542
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015367

Programme of Study: PMS Anglikés kai Amerikanikés Spoudés

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Λογ 590 Literary Theory and Research Methods
General Prerequisites
Students must be familiar with research methodology and the online tools needed for bibliography/filmography research as well as with academic writing. It'd be a plus if students had a background in the following theoretical areas: audiovisual language, narratology, literary and film theory, film and art history, psychoanalytic theory, cultural studies.
Learning Outcomes
After the completion of the course, students must have acquired the following background: good knowledge of film theory and film history plus cultural studies, in-depth knowledge of the works and the film genres of a particular film producer (i.e. Alfred Hitchcock). They must have also developed their presentation skills (delivery of information/research results, preparation of audiovisual material, montage)and close audiovisual/textual reading skills.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course title: Film Topics: Film Theory- Major Film Producers. The course is organized as follows: for the first five weeks emphasis is placed on the total amount of a producer's work which is divided into five distinct periods. Students are responsible for the in-depth study of a particular period which they later present in class also using a ppt presentation plus film excerpts. For the following five weeks, attention is paid to the study of the socio-cultural context and the artistic features of the producer's work. Also student comment on their presentations and findings. Then the student are organized in groups undertaking a project focusing on a particular theme/topic plus theoretical framework (ie. thriller films and suspense as narrative practice OR audience response and psychoanalytic theory). The outcomes of the particular projects are presented in class and students are invited to comment on/self-evaluate their work.
cinema produces, time period, critical analysis, presentations, theory, assessment
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Student presentations with the use of ppt or prezi, audio/video material provided via elearing, communication with the students via email/facebook/linkedin, online student assessment.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.5
Written assigments301.1
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ενδεικτική βιβλιογραφία με έμφαση σε κινηματογραφικό παραγωγό: Sloan E. Jane Alfred Hitchcock: The Definitive Filmography and Bibliography Berkley: univ.of California Press, 1995 Condon, Paul and Jim Sangster. The Complete Hitchcock. London: Virgin, 1999. Rothman, William. The Murderous Gaze. Cambridge,Mass.: Harvard Univ.Press,1982. Ryall, Tom. Hitchcock and the British Cinema. London: Athlone,1986. Spoto, Donald. The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock.New York: Ballantine,1983. Sterrit,David. The Films of Alfred Hitchcock.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1993. Truffaut, Francois. Hitchcock. New York: Simon and Shuster,1984. Wood,Robin.Hitchcock's Films Revisited. New York: Columbia univ. Press,1989.
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