Film and genre

Course Code :1103FLWTLT
Study domain:Film and theatre
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Anke Brouwers

3. Course contents *

This introductory course will analyze in detail the most important classical Hollywood genres. We will study the western, the woman's film, the musical, romantic comedy, slapstick, the gangster film, the biopic, the horror film and so forth. We will look at a genre's history, characteristics and development from the perspective of various filmtheoretical traditions and from a close reading of specific case studies. Classical Hollywood will be our main focus but we will also discuss contemporary genres and alternative genre traditions.