Course Syllabus – Spring 2018
This elective required course (taught in English) seeks to fulfill several goals:
- To provide philologists with basic criteria for the analysis of films of various epochs and genres, drawing examples from classics of world cinema;
- To offer participants the opportunity to create their own film short (2-3 mins.) and to show it at the faculty’s student film festival (FilFilm);
- To give students (for the most part, Russianists) at varying skill levels in English the opportunity to activate their linguistic skills in disussing a broad range of questions (from everyday life to theory and aesthetics) connected to the analysis of various aspects of film art.
Course readings will be drawn from Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell, Film Art: An Introduction 8th edition (McGraw-Hil Publishing Company, 2008.
Course length — 1 semester.
This class meets on Tuesdays at 18:00 in room 951