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170610 SE MA 1.2. "Processes of Theatricality and Mediality" (2021W)

Harry Houdini - Illusionist/Escape Artist

Continuous assessment of course work
We 19.01. 09:45-11:15 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Who-dini? Almost forgotten. Harry Houdini, born in Budapest as the son of a Jewish soap maker, made a world career as a magician, illusionist and ingenious
escape artist. His tricks were so astounding that he was said to have supernatural abilities.
However, he himself made a name for himself as an anti-spiritualist and "ghost buster." On the other hand, he had a serious interest in communicating with the hereafter.
Numerous topics can be examined on the basis of this figure:
the medial construction / representation of illusion
illusion as escape escape
.Numerous topics can be examined on the basis of this figure:
the medial construction / representation of illusion
illusion as escape and escape as illusion
escape rooms
this here / the hereafter
Simulacra, etc.

Assessment and permitted materials

1) Mindmap Illusion/Escape
2) List of links (texts, videos)
3) Fictional or documentary cell phone video POV Escape Room. Max. 3 minutes
4) Analytical text written by the student
5) Video essay. Max. 7 minutes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A total of 1000 points can be scored.
A maximum of 500 for your active participation and comments on your assignments and the submissions of the other participants.
A maximum of 500 for your assignments.
At least 501 points are required for a passing grade.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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