Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDespoina Kaklamanidou
Course ID600017709

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

Registered students: 53
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization845

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester the student will be able: 1. to identify basic characteristics of the genre and comprehend its different expressions through a wide variety of films 2. to identify historical and cultural influences in different examples of the genre 3. To apply theoretical and historical approaches in the analysis of filmic texts 4. To write an essay following the rules of academic writing (research, formulation of hypothesis, argumentation, use of bibliography)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The goals of the seminar is the students’ introduction in the science fiction (SF) film genre through its historical development, the understanding of theoretical and philosophical issues pertaining the genre and the apprehension of SF’s mutual shaping with the social, economic and cultural context of each era. The student will have the opportunity to apply theoretical issues of the genre in cinematic clips, while the comparative analysis will help him/her to develop his/her theoretical and critical ability.
Science fiction, genre, film theory, posthumanism, philosophy
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment511.7
Written assigments602
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated based on a final written essay (100% of their total grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [32998089]: Τα είδη ταινιών του Χόλιγουντ, Schatz G. Thomas, Επιμ. Κοκκώνης Μιχάλης
Additional bibliography for study
Bould, Mark .2003. “Film and Television.” In The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn, 79-95. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bould, Mark and Vint, Sherryl. 2011. The Routledge Concise history of Science Fiction. New York: Routledge. Bukatman, Scott. 1993. Terminal Identity. The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Cornea, Cornea. 2007. Science Fiction Cinema. Between Fantasy and Reality. Edinburgh: Edinburgh university press. Creed, Barbara. 1990. “Alien and the monstrous-feminine.” In Alien Zone. Cultural theory and contemporary science fiction cinema, edited by Anne Kuhn, 128-141. London and New York: Verso. Doane, Mary Anne. 2004. “Technophilia: Technology, Representation and the Feminine.” In Liquid Metal. The Science Fiction Film Reader, edited by Sean Redmond, 182-190. London: Wallflower Press. Geraghty, Lincoln. 2009. American Science Fiction Film and Television. Oxford and New York: Berg Graham, Elaine L. 2002. Representations of the Post/Human. Monsters, Aliens and Others in Popular Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Greimas, Algirdas J. and François Rastier. 1968. “The Interaction of Semiotic Constraints.” Yale French Studies, 41: 86-105. Gunning, Tom. 1986. “The cinema of attractions: Early film, its spectators and the avand-garde.” Wide Angle 8 (3-4): 63-70. Haraway, Donna. 2004. “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s.” In Liquid Metal. The Science Fiction Film Reader, edited by Sean Redmond, 158-181. London: Wallflower Press. Hayles, Katherine N. 1999. How we became Posthuman. Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Jancovich, Mark. 2004. “Re-examining the 1950s Invasion Narratives.” In Liquid Metal. The Science Fiction Film Reader, edited by Sean Redmond, 325-335. London: Wallflower Press. Jancovich, Mark & Johnston, Derek .2009. “Film and Television, the 1950s.” In The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint, 71-79. London and New York: Routledge. Johnston, Keith M. 2011. Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction. Oxford, New York: Berg. King, Geoff. Spectacular Narratives. Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster. I.B.Tauris, 2000. King, Geoff and Tanya Krzywinska. 2000. Science Fiction Cinema. From Outerspace to Cyberspace. London: Wallflower. Kuhn, Anne (ed.) 1990. Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema. London and New York: Verso. Pierson. Michelle .2002. Special Effects. Still in Search of Wonder. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press. Redmond, Sean .2009. “Film since 1980.” In The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint, 134-143. London and New York: Routledge. Schatz, Thomas. 2009. “New Hollywood, New Millennium.” In Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood. Sobchack, Vivian. 1987. Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Sobchack, Vivian. 2004. “Postfuturism.” In Liquid Metal. The Science Fiction Film Reader, edited by Sean Redmond, 220-22. London: Wallflower Press. Sontag, Susan .1965. “The Imagination of Disaster.” Commentary 65: 42-48. Suvin, Darko. 1972. “On the poetics of the Science Fiction Genre.” College English 34, no.3 (December): 377-382. Telotte, Jay P. 2001. Science Fiction Film. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Telotte, Jay P. 2009. “Film, 1895-1950.” In The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, edited by Mark Bould, Andrew M Butler, Adam Roberts and Sherryl Vint, 42-51. London and New York: Routledge. Todorov, Tzvetan. 1975. The Fantastic. A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. Translated by Richard Howard. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. Vint, Sherryl, ed. 2016. Science Fiction and Cultural Theory. A Reader. London and New York: Routledge.
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