605103 VU Reception: Reception of the Classical Tradition in Film

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605103
VU Reception: Reception of the Classical Tradition in Film
VU 2
2,5
weekly
annually
English

The students have gained insight into the theoretical foundations of reception research. This enables them to analyse modern treatments of ancient topics from different perspectives. They can, for example, understand the application of ancient history for (post-)colonial and political purposes, or the reshaping of myths in their context. By incorporating the earlier history of reception of central myths, students understand that reception is a multi-layered phenomenon.

Selected films from the birth of the medium until today will be discussed in their historical and artistic context. Examples of films are: Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (USA, 1960); Sohrab Modi's Sikandar (India, 1941); Georg Lanthimos's The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Great Britain, 2017); Pier Paolo Pasolini's Edipo Re (Italy, 1967).

Lecture; joint discussion of films watched at home (1 film per week).

Collaboration (25%), essay (50%) and oral review of the essay (25%); international students can also take the exam in English, French or Dutch

Die Literatur wird in der ersten Lehrveranstaltung besprochen, und vom Lehrbeauftragtem verfügbar gestellt. Die folgenden Texte sind nur eine Auswahl:

- Wasunia, Phiroze. "Sikandar und die Geschichte Indiens". In Die Klassiker und das koloniale Indien. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

- Pomeroy, Arthur J. "Klassische Antike, Kino und Propaganda". In Brills Companion to the Classics, dem faschistischen Italien und Nazideutschland. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

- Michelakis, Pantelis. "Empfang, Aufführung und das Opfer der Iphigenie". In Klassik und Rezeptionsgewohnheiten. Malden, MA - Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

- Scodel, Ruth. "Der Ben-Hur von 1925 und die 'Hollywood-Frage'." In der Alten Welt im Stummfilm. Universität Cambridge Presse: Cambridge, 2013.

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08.10.2020
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2020-10-08
14.30 - 16.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-10-15
14.30 - 16.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-10-22
14.30 - 16.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-10-29
14.30 - 16.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-11-05
14.30 - 16.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-11-12
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-19
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-26
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-03
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-10
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-17
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-07
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-14
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-21
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-28
14.30 - 16.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online