PJ_40 Polish Historical Films

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jan Škvrňák (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Škvrňák
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
each even Tuesday 18:20–20:45 zrusena M12
It suggest knowing od Polish (ability to watch and understand films in Polish, and understand polish texts.)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 35 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/35, only registered: 0/35, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/35
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The target of the subject is learning the genre of polish historic film. Comparing the showed scenes with real historical truth would be the base for further discussion about relation between the historical film and its viewers. What expect society from the cinematografy , and how the cinematografy influences the society? How works with cinematografie the ruling regime, and create from historical films its propaganda? Which themes were popular in XX century and why? Is it thruth, the oppinion, that the director is doing historical themes, when he is not able to express the problems of his time?
  • 17 . II. Historical films and novels:
    Stara baśń. Kiedy słońce bylo bogiem, J. Hoffmann, 2003

    3. III. Historical films and reality:
    Bołeslaw Śmiały, W. Lesiewicz, 1972

    17. III. Women in historical films:
    Epitafium dla Barbary Radziwiłłówny, J. Majewski, 1982(3):

    31. III. Historical films and propaganda:
    Lotna, A. Wajda, 1959

    14. IV. Individual in historical films:
    Przesłuchanie, R. Bugajski, 1989

    28. IV. Historical films as actual topic:
    Popiełuszko. Wolność jest w nas, R. Wieczyński, 2009

  • ECO, Umberto. Skeptikové a těšitelé. Translated by Zdeněk Frýbort. Vydání 1. Praha: Argo, 2006. 367 stran. ISBN 8072037064. info
  • Pop history : o historické věrohodnosti románů, filmů, komiksů a počítačových her. Edited by Milena Bartlová. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2003. 164 s. ISBN 8071063452. info
  • ECO, Umberto. O zrcadlech a jiné eseje : znak, reprezentace, iluze, obraz. Translated by Vladimír Mikeš - Veronika Valentová. 1. vyd. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2002. 443 s. ISBN 8020409599. info
Teaching methods
howing the film, short introducing of the film in lecture. Discussion about theoretical questons connected with film.
Assessment methods
regular attendance (1 absence are allowed). In case of 2 absences short essay.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předpokládá se znalost polštiny (schopnost sledovat filmy v polském znění a porozumět polským textům).

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