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180153 SE Ontology and Aesthetics of Movies (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 45 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 11.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 18.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 25.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Saturday 28.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 02.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 09.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 23.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Saturday 26.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 30.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 06.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 20.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 27.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar explores the theoretical aspects of a philosophy of film: How is the multiple nature of films to be understood? What is the ontological status of film? – But closely related to these questions we will also explore questions that arise from the theory of art: What do we see when we see the moving images of a film? Beginning with Benjamin this seminar is an introduction to philosophy of film. Philosophical texts by Cavell, Deleuze and Walton (amongst others) will be discussed.

Teaching method: Introductory lectures, group work, short presentations, discussions.

Aim: Ideally, students will further their ability to produce good arguments and to critically read theoretical texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

The texts for the specific assignments will be provided on moodle and the homework has to be handed in three days prior to the next session. Giving a short presentation in class reduces the number of written assignments from seven to six.
A minimum of seven short written texts is the basis for a positive grade in this class. Attendance is expected, two unexplained absences per term are permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each homework will be graded separately, the sum of written work amounts to 70 percent of the overall grade, 30 percent being the active participation in discussions. If you use this seminar to write your first (or second) BA-paper, the mandatory homework is reduced to four texts. However, it is expected that you turn in your BA-paper by the end of June.

Examination topics

This is a seminar with mandatory attendance. The grade is not based on one or more written exams but on active participation in discussions and written homework.

Reading list

All texts for this seminar will be available via moodle. A list of relevant literature will be given in the first session.

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