State of the Art in Media and Performance Studies
(in Research Master Media and Performance Studies)
This seminar gives an introduction to the field by discussing a number of key issues in Media and Performance studies. While addressing different objects (film, television, digital media, theater, performance, and dance) the course will focus on questions that are relevant across the field. In addition, also the history of the field will be addressed through a numbers of key texts. The course aims at enhancing the theoretical and analytical skills of the students with regard the different objects.

Emerging Media: Cinema
(in Research Master Media and Performance Studies)
The tutorial will be linked with the ongoing research project “The Nation and Its Other” and look more in particular at representations of “Dutch-ness” and “Asian-ness” in non-fiction films from the period up to the First World War. In order to do so we will also draw on comparable research done with regard to representations of other nationalities or ethnicities. In addition readings will include texts on the formal and discursive characteristics of early non-fiction film.

Preliminary bibliography:

Richard Abel et al. (ed.), Early Cinema and the “National”. New Barnett: John Libbey, 2008.
Giorgio Bertellini, Italy in Early American Cinema. Race, Landscape, and the Picturesque. Bloomington, Indianapolis: University of Indiana Press, 2010.
Daan Hertogs, Nico de Klerk (ed.), Nonfiction from the Teens. Amsterdam: Nederlands Filmmueum, 1994.
Daan Hertogs, Nico de Klerk (ed.), Uncharted Territory. Essays on Early Nonfiction Film. Amsterdam: Nederlands Filmmuseum, 1997.
Jeffrey Ruoff (ed.), Cinema and Travel. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2006.
Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 22, 3, 2002 (“Visible Evidence – But of What? Reassessing Early Non-fiction Cinema”)
1895 no. 18 (“Images du réel. La non-fiction en France (1890-1930)”)

Film en Televisie in Transitie (in the one year MA Film and Television Studies)

In deze cursus zullen studenten de op hand zijnde veranderingen van de media film en televisie in verband met de toenemende digitalisering van productie, distributie en vertoning in kaart brengen en kritisch reflecteren. Tevens zullen deze veranderingen in een historisch perspectief worden geplaatst. Media verkeren immers voortdurend in een proces van transitie, dit proces wordt echter alleen opgemerkt als er retrospectief momenten van omwenteling worden geconstateerd.

De volgende vragen zullen centraal staan: Wat betekenen processen van transitie voor de productie, distributie en receptie van film en televisie? Welke consequenties heeft dit voor de professionals en voor het publiek? Hoe verhouden zich daarbij technologieën, praktijken en tekstuele vormen ten opzichte van elkaar?

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