Film and genre

Course Code :1103FLWTLT
Study domain:Film and theatre
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Tom Paulus
Gertjan Willems

3. Course contents *

This course focuses on some of the most important film genres. The course focuses on genres such as the western, the martial arts film, the melodrama, the historical film, the musical, the comedy, the gangster film, the horror film. We will look at a genre's history and characteristics from the perspective of various film theoretical traditions and by means of close readings of specific case studies. Classical Hollywood will be the main focus but we will also broaden the geographical focus, as well as discussing contemporary genre developments.