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Film Analysis Seminar

The purpose of this module is to practise the ability of the student to conduct independent analyses of audio-visual works of cinema and media, and situate these in a wider theoretical and analytical context. The following topics are usually covered: aesthetics, psychological, sociological and other central theories and methods used to analyse audio-visual works; the audio-visual media's genres, language and aesthetics and analysis of individual works or groups of works on the basis of film theory. The course aims to create a fresh perspective on classic and modern themes and topics among film and media studies, and exemplify productive perspectives by using specific case studies on these questions. A central goal here is to provide students with background, scope and perspectives of the issue of film analysis, since it will facilitate their understanding of the phenomenon, and give them possibilities to critically relate these matters and perspectives.