CZS07 Czech and Slovak cinema 1969–1989

Pan-university studies
spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Jaromír Blažejovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Violeta Osouchová
Pan-university studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Šárka Panochová
Supplier department: Pan-university studies
Timetable
Mon 17. 2. to Mon 11. 5. Mon 14:00–15:40 C34; and Mon 17. 2. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 24. 2. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 2. 3. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 9. 3. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 16. 3. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 23. 3. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 30. 3. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 6. 4. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 20. 4. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 27. 4. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 4. 5. 14:00–15:40 C34, Mon 11. 5. 14:00–15:40 C34
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
A lecture about so-called "normalization period" in the Czech and Slovak Cinema (1970-1989).
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
be oriented in political background of normalization cinema
analyze elements of ideology included in films explicitly or implicitly
Syllabus
  • Introduction, normalization period and problems of its research
  • Periodization of the normalization period
  • Structural and personnel changes in Czechoslovak film after 1968
  • Film distribution
  • Czechoslovak televison
  • Politics of the Communist Party in culture
  • Predominant ideological concepts
  • Preferred subject matters
  • Everyday in films
  • Genre movies
  • Films for children and youth
  • Auteur films
  • Film criticism
Literature
    recommended literature
  • HAMES, Peter. Czech and Slovak cinema : theme and tradition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010. vii, 264. ISBN 9780748620821. info
    not specified
  • BREN, Paulina. The greengrocer and his TV : the culture of communism after the 1968 Prague Spring. 1st pub. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. xiii, 250. ISBN 9780801447679. info
  • BLAŽEJOVSKÝ, Jaromír. Čas sluhů (1969 - 1989) (A Time of the Servants (1969 - 1989)). In Marta Sylvestrová (ed): Český filmový plakát 20. století. Brno - Praha: Moravská galerie - Ex libris, 2004. p. 106-114, 9 pp. mimo edice. ISBN 80-7027-125-6. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, film screenings, homework, research.
Assessment methods
Research paper.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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