History and Theory of Animation 1

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Kód Zakončení Kredity Rozsah Jazyk výuky Semestr
309FIHA1 Z 3 3T anglicky zimní

Garant předmětu

Eliška DĚCKÁ

Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)

Eliška DĚCKÁ

Výsledky učení dané vzdělávací složky

At the end of this course, students will have a general knowledge of history and theory of animation with a special focus on Czech and East European independent auteur animation. They will be able to understand better the vast potential of the contemporary animation medium (with its historical predecessors) and to identify animation’s possible overlaps into many other creative areas these days.

Forma studia

Roční studium animace

Předpoklady a další požadavky

This course is suited for both animation practitioners (with personal experience in animation-making) and animation outsiders with a general interest in understanding the specificity and history of the animated medium.

Obsah kurzu

This course will focus on historical and theoretical aspects of animation. Based on the motto of one of the most significant animation theoretician and historian these days, Paul Wells: “There’s no theory without practice; no practice without theory; no progress without history,” students will be motivated in this class to not just absorb the knowledge passively but rather to come with their own interpretations, meanings and potential relevance of historical animation for the contemporary one, animation theory for practice (and vice-versa) and the medium of animation in general for our society today.

A special focus will be made on Czech (Czechoslovak) and East European independent auteur animation placed within the international context.

Doporučená nebo povinná literatura

Paul Wells, Understanding Animation. London: Routledge 2000.

Paul Wells, Animation – Genre and Authorship. London – New York: Wallflower Press 2002.

Chris Robinson, Unsung Heroes of Animation. London: John Libbey Publishing 2005.

Benjamin Cook – Gary Thomas (eds.), The Animate! Book: Rethinking Animation. London: LUX 2006.

Judith Kriger, Animated Realism: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre. Oxford: Focal Press 2012.

Maureen Furniss (ed.), Animation: Art and Industry. London: John Libbey Publishing 2009.

Suzanne Buchan (ed.), Animated Worlds. London: John Libbey Publishing 2006.

Jiří Kubíček, A Report on the State of Czech Animation. Homo Felix 5, 2014, č. 1, s. 16–21.

Olga Bobrowska – Michal Bobrowski (eds.), Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion: Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation. Bielsko – Biala: Galeria Bielska BWA 2016.

Eva Strusková, Dodals. Praha: AMU 2013.

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

A knowledge test + essay (based on the screened films and assigned readings).


Lecture with screening and follow up discussion based on the screened films and assigned readings.

Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2021/2022:

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Rozvrh na letní semestr 2021/2022:

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