Culture of Modernity

Course Code :1110FLWTLT
Study domain:Film and theatre
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Kurt Vanhoutte

3. Course contents *

We will approach the modernity of theatre, film and literature as a constellation of images and ideas. Every lesson will be based on a theoretical exposé and a visual part (consisting of fragments from silent cinema and theater, contemporary practices, design and architecture...) that will not only illustrate the theoretical reflection, but also offer alternative forms of signification. This method is inspired by the Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin, an interdisciplinary chronicle of modernity that uses the fragment as its foundation.