- Code GERM2046
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject German
- Areas of interest European Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Alongside a historical overview, beginning with the silent film era and extending up to the present, aspects considered include film as social document, and the aesthetics of film. Featured film makers include Fassbinder, Wenders and Tykwer. New European and transnational (Turkish-German) tendencies are also examined.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the main directions taken by one of the leading cinema movements worldwide;
- Apply basic skills of film analysis;
- Contextualize German cinema as both product and reflection of German culture and German society more generally.
- Apply increased German language skills, both active and passive.
Tutorial participation (10%) throughout the semester - LOs 1,2,3,4
1st essay (40%), 1200-1500 words, due in the teaching break (early April) – LOs 1,2,3,4
2nd essay (in lieu of an exam), (50%) 1200-1500 words, during the exam period – LOs 1,2,3,4
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One-hour lecture, one-hour tutorial, on average a 2-hour film screening each week. 6 hours/week private study (secondary reading and viewing).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Beicken, Peter: Wie interpretiert man einen Film? (Reclam, 2011).
A reading brick, plus prescribed films for viewing (none of which needs to be purchased). Details will be available on Wattle.
None required, but a basic introduction to film studies would help.
An up-to-date reading list will be made available via WebCT or equivalent ahead of the next course offering.
Students of German Studies, with the appropriate prerequisites, are eligible.
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