611049 VU/2 Gender Studies

summer semester 2015 | Last update: 24.04.2015 Place course on memo list
611049
Gender Studies
VU 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

"Here's looking at you, Kid!" Masculinities in the cinema of the sixties (France, Italy, Spain and Hollywood)

The concept of the author cinema is considered as a French invention and goes back to the trend of the Nouvelle Vague which has its beginnings in the 1950s. Directors such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard are the main representatives of a new cinema which consider themselves as a European countermovement to the US mainstream cinema. The Nouvelle Vague had a significant impact on the European film tradition and also in Hollywood; these film-aesthetical innovations did not pass without leaving a trace.

At the beginning we will work together on the basics of gender, Men’s and Queer Studies and you will be introduced to film theory and analysis. By the example of films from three of the most successful representatives of the classical author cinema, contemporary men constructs will get in the focus: Which models of masculinity can be seen in the movies? How do they confirm, avoid, add or parody well-established images?

Text readings, discussions, presentations, analyses of film clips

Please only inscribe  if you can participate at the workshop!!!

Filmographie:

The big sleep (1946)

Rebel without cause (1955)

A bout de souufle (1960)

Rocco e suoi fratelli (1960)

Viridiana (1961)

Jules et Jim (1962)

Otto e mezzo (1963)

The bibliography and filmography will be provided on OLAT at the beginning of the semester.

Passed exam in Basic Cultural Studies!

not applicable

The seminar takes place in the framework of a teaching cooperation with the university of Siegen, which begun in 2011. There, the same seminar will be offered at the same time. Therefore the first part of the seminar will take place at the beginning of the semester with one appointment every week, for each of the first five weeks. In this part the theoretical basics will be studied via relevant readings in the fields of film history, film and gender studies. The second part, in which the students of the two universities will be brought together, will take place as a block seminar in Innsbruck (4.6. 18h - So 7.6. 16h).  There, the films which were chosen together will be analysed and discussed. Please, enrol if you can definitively participate at the workshop!

Since the course is offered by the Romance studies department, students of Romance studies will be favoured in the enrolment, but of course other interested individuals are welcome as well!

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Date Time Location
Tue 2015-03-03
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Tue 2015-03-10
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Tue 2015-03-17
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Tue 2015-03-24
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Tue 2015-04-14
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Tue 2015-05-19
17.15 - 18.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-06-04
18.00 - 22.00 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2015-06-05
10.00 - 17.00 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Sun 2015-06-07
10.00 - 17.00 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired