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124262 AR Cultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) 2 (2011W)

Artistry in Motion: Charlie Chaplin's Comedies in Historical Perspective

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 18.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 25.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 08.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 15.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 22.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 29.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 06.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 13.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 10.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 17.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 24.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Dienstag 31.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course deals with one of the greatest male screen legends of all time, Charlie Chaplin. ‘Chaplin was not just ‘big’,’ one of his biographers notes, ‘he was gigantic’ (Sieff, 2008). One of the most distinguished and influential filmmakers and actors of the foundational years of cinema, Chaplin was also one of the most controversial ones, in part due to his life-long involvement with progressive and left-leaning causes. The course will trace Chaplin’s career from the early days at Keystone and his co-founding of the film studio United Artists to his break with the silent film in the 1930s and his banishment from America in the late 1940s. We will deal with Chaplin’s extraordinary merits in the visual aesthetics of silent cinema and analyze his unusual acting techniques which culminated in the creation of his screen persona ‘The Tramp’ (in the eponymous short film of 1915). How was the genre of the American film comedy (especially slapstick and screwball) influenced by Chaplin’s cinematic works? How did Chaplin as a free-thinking, independent director inspire other artists? Films to be discussed in class include The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), Monsieur Verdoux (1947), and A King in New York (1957).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; active in-class participation; presentation as part of an expert session with 6-page handout; reading assignments; occasional quizzes; 10 entries in the discussion forum; short final paper of 5-6 pages, deadline January 16 (Monday), note: there is no (!) extension of this deadline!

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The seminar aims wants to trace the career and cinematic heritage of Charlie Chaplin, one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical components of Chaplin’s works.

Prüfungsstoff

Presentations by students in the form of expert sessions (based on PowerPoint and handouts with five discussion questions and two or three relevant sequences from Chaplin movies to be selected by the experts and discussed in class); forum discussions on Moodle.

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 426/428, 436/438, 526/528, 536/538, 721-723, MA6, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-4262

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.09.2020 00:22