FAVMPa060 Cultural History of Cinema

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Šárka Jelínek Gmiterková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Patrycja Astrid Twardowska
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture – Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge of methodological procedures and theoretical concepts that students have acquired in the course of the bachelor study and acquainting with new concepts that will enable them to solve different research problems.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, students will have been able to:
- critically evaluate and use the range of theoretical concepts to formulate quality research hypotheses,
- be oriented in theoretical and methodological literature related to the presented research areas,
- prepare and realize a relevant research project from the area of cultural history of cinema.
  • Cultural and social history: research traditions, institutions, critical overview, alternatives
  • Structures and Agency
  • Patrons, clients, transactional networks
  • Reception, popularity, temporality
  • Local hostories, local audiences: nation, religion
  • Local histories, local audiences: class, gender, age
  • Comparative history and cultural transfer
  • Ethnographic research of production culture
  • Film and representation
  • STORCHOVÁ, Lucie. Koncepty a dějiny : proměny pojmů v současné historické vědě. Vydání první. V Praze: Scriptorium, 2014. 449 stran. ISBN 9788087271872. info
  • GRAY, Ann. Research practice for cultural studies : ethnographic methods and lived cultures. 1st pub. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2003. 207 s. ISBN 9780761951759. info
Teaching methods
Seminar discussions
Reading of given texts
Preparation of research projects
Analysis and interpretation of empirical data, archival sources and literature
Assessment methods
Tests checking the knowledge of seminar reading - 30 points
Activity checking the knowledge of the presented topics - 30 points
research project - 40 points
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2024, recent)
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