Film & Television: Genre Issues

Course Information
TitleΚινηματογράφος & Τηλεόραση: Θέματα Είδους και Φύλου / Film & Television: Genre Issues
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDespoina Kaklamanidou
Course ID600019121

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 40
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization746

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester, the student will be able to: 1. discuss the most significant genre theories of both film and television, 2. discuss and assess their similarities and differences, 3. distinguish between different television and film genres based on theoretical criteria.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
This course examines the major genre theories of both film and television from the 1970s to current scholarship and analyzes their points of convergence and divergence.
film, television, genre
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.3
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
The students are evaluated based on a mandatory essay (comparative analysis) of 4,000-5,000 words including endnotes and bibliography (100%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Corrigan, Timothy & Patricia White. H εμπειρία του κινηματογράφου. Μια εισαγωγή. Mτφ. Δ. Αλεξανδρή, επιστ. επιμ. Δέσποινα Κακλαμανίδου. Αθήνα: Κλειδάριθμος, 2020.
Additional bibliography for study
Altman, Rick. Film/Genre. London: BFI, 2006. Berry-Flint, Sarah. “Genre,” In A Companion to Film Theory, edited by Robert Stam and Toby Miller, 25-44. Malden, Oxford and Carlton: Blackwell Publishing. 1999. Falconer, Pete. “Genre Theory,” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, edited by Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland, 232- 236. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2014. Gary R. Edgerton and Brian G. Rose (eds.). A Contemporary Television Genre Reader. Lexington: Kentucky University Press, 2005. Grant, Barry Keith (ed.) Film Genre Reader IV. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012. Grant, Barry Keith. Film Genre. From Iconography to Ideology. London and New York: Wallflower, 2007. Langford, Barry. Film Genre. Hollywood and Beyond. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press, 2005. Mittell, Jason. Genre and Television. From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture. New York: Routlege, 2004. Moine, Raphaëlle. Cinema Genre, translated by Alistair Fox and Hilary Radner. Malden, Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Neale, Steve. Genre and Hollywood. London and New York: Routledge, 2000.
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