Czech New Wave
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|311CNW||exam||3||2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 54 to 69 hours of self-study||English||summer|
Name of lecturer(s)
The aim of the course is to cover the most important period in the history of than Czechoslovak Cinema, so-called Czechoslovak New Wave, and explain all the conditions that enable its genesis.
By the end of the course students will:
-be able to define New Wave movements
-understand the specificity of the Czechoslovak New Wave movement, as well as its international connections
-explain why it occurred in the specific historical epoch
-analyze the New Wave films and understand their historical/cultural references
Prerequisites and other requirements
Willingness to read, think, speak, write and learn about Czech cinema is the only prerequisite.
BURCH, Noel. Theory of Film Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.
The Cinema of Central Europe. Ed. HAMES, Peter. London and NYC: Wallflower, 2004.
HAMES, Peter. The Czechoslovak New Wave. London, New York: Wallflower Press, 2005.
HANÁKOVÁ, Petra. Voices from the Other World: Feminine Space and Masculine Intrusion. In: East European Cinemas. Edited by IMRÉ, Aniko. New York; London: Routledge, 2005, s. 83-96.
NAHODILOVÁ, Jana. Sex in the City. http://www.kinokultura.com/specials/4/boredbrno.shtml
SHAVIRO, Steven. The Joke. In: SHAVIRO, Steven. The Pinocchio Theory. [online]. Dostupné z: http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/?p=549
LIM, Bliss Cua. Dolls in Fragments: Daisies as Feminist Allegory. In: Camera Obscura, 2001, 16.2, s. 36–77.
MAZIERSKA, Ewa. Masculinities in Polish, Czech and Slovak Cinema: Black Peters and men of marble. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.
MONACO, James. The New Wave: Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.
OWEN, Jonathan. Slovak bohemians: revolution, counterculture and the end of the sixties in Juraj Jakubisko’s films. In: Studies in Eastern European Cinema, 2010, 1.1, 17-28.
SCHOFIELD, Adam. A Black Pearl of the Deep: Juraj Herz’s Cremator. Senses of Cinema, 2007, May, No. 43.
Evaluation methods and criteria
Students work is assessed according to class attendance, class participation, presentation, midterm essay and a final test.
The course grade will be calculated as follows:
Class attendance and participation -25%
Presentation - 25%
Midterm essay -25%
Final test -25%
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Cinematography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Animated Film (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Directing (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Documentary (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Editing (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Photography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Screenwriting (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Sound (optional subject)