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  • BA 2. FS: Thematisches Proseminar Medien

    • Mon 14:00-16:00, Room 00.3 PSG
    • Thu 10:00-12:00, Room KH 0.020
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    • Thu 10:00-12:00, Room KH 2.014
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    • Single appointment on 27.04.2018 11:00-17:00, Room 00.3 PSG
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  • BA 4. FS: Proseminar Historiografie Theater und Medien

    • Single appointment on 27.04.2018 14:00-18:00, Room 00.5 PSG
    • Single appointment on 28.04.2018 10:00-14:00, Room 00.5 PSG
    • Single appointment on 25.05.2018 14:00-18:00, Room ITM 204
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    • Single appointment on 09.06.2018 10:00-14:00, Room ITM 204
    • Tue 16:00-18:00, Room KH 0.020
    • Tue 18:00-20:00, Room 00.3 PSG
    • Tue 18:00-20:00, Room KH 0.020
    • Tue 16:00-18:00, Room 00.3 PSG
    • Single appointment on 27.04.2018 16:00-18:00, Room ITM 204
    • Single appointment on 18.05.2018 14:00-18:00, Room ITM 204
    • Single appointment on 19.05.2018 10:00-18:00, Room ITM 204
    • Single appointment on 29.06.2018 14:00-18:00, Room ITM 204
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Proseminar

“Silent Film Comedy”

  • Mon 16:00-18:00, Room KH 0.020

This seminar will take a detailed look at silent film comedy in its various forms of appearance and from different methodical perspectives. Applying Tom Gunning’s concept of the so-called “cinema of attractions”, silent film is often divided into two historical phases: the non-narrative years working with spectacular situations from 1895 to approximately 1907 and the narrative years based on causality and coherence that evolved around 1907-1911 and became the template for the classical Hollywood cinema. However, in looking at silent film comedy, slapstick and the move from the short films (two-reelers) to feature films around 1920, this seminar will look at how this binary divide is much more varied.
We will also look at what makes us laugh in silent film comedy, researching comedy theory and specific filmic examples (e.g. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd) to get a more precise image of different comedians’ strategies to create humor. Here the seminar will consider the roles of body and machine in the creation of comic effects. This will provide a starting point to examine the influence of silent film comedy on the work of film’s avantgarde movements – e.g. surrealist filmmaking.
Finally, the seminar will look at silent film comedy as social commentary, evaluating its role in providing valuable commentaries on for instance work and working conditions in the early 20th century as well as examining the depiction of race in silent film comedy.
All seminar participants will be expected to read and prepare the selected weekly literature, and independently organize screenings of selected films on their own or in groups.

Registration: Please contact the lecturer, Alexander Kreische.

Bachelor, 2 SWS, ECTS-Credits: 5

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