552.286 (17W) Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood

Wintersemester 2017/18

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03.10.2017 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.43
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENM03002UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
18 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
01.10.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The aim of the course is: 

  • to show students how to analyze films
  • to discuss relevant cultural and historical issues and intertwine them with film discussions
  • to acquire knowledge about film history in general


Lehrmethodik

  • Multidisciplinary discourses on film, history and cultural aspects. 
  • Film clips
  • PS-paper
  • Presentation 


Inhalt/e

Hollywood – the inventor of great films? Many who are not into film studies might think that all outstanding film ideas originated in Hollywood. However, you might be surprised that the outset of cinematography started in Europe. Within decades the European cinema has become famous for its art and directors, such as the Germans F.W. Murnau, Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang, who invented new methods of film techniques. F.W.’s Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) can be regarded as the proto-horror film, influencing upcoming Hollywood horror-movies due to its technique, shots and thrill. Thus, admirers of American films, such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Interview with a Vampire (1994) and Blade (1998) will encounter resemblances between these movies and Nosferatu

However, not only films from the Weimar Republic have had in impact on “Tinseltown” (another expression for Hollywood), but also Italian, French and British. Therefore, this course will introduce several movies from these countries, such as F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (1960) and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973). Although, we will not only talk about the “great names” and their “highbrow” films, but also about filmmakers and productions which have influenced Hollywood too, such as Dario Argento’s Giallo-masterpiece The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), which can be seen as an impetus for Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill (1980) and Paul Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct (1992).

As the European film art has been affecting American films for a long time we are going to analyze which European films and directors have had an immense impact on Hollywood. Moreover, we will discuss and examine cultural and historical events having an importance for this leverage. 

Literatur

Will be provided on moodle.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

  • Participation in class
  • PS-paper 
  • Presentation 

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up B ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up B ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grundstudium Culture (Pflichtfach)
      • Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The European Film Legacy: The Influence of European Cinema on Hollywood (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)

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