6.11.12: 2. work requirement due next week (November 13). We'll meet at E-0103 at 1215 as usual. Each presentation maximum 10 minutes (with maximum 15 minutes q/a). Please provide a 1 page summary to everyone beforehand.
16.10.12: 1. work requirement due on October 22. Please send me an abstract/summary of your intended project and a brief annotated bibliography by email.
16.10.12: Next lecture on Tuesday October 23, 1215 at E-0103. Readings available under course content. Film seminar on Monday October 22, 1200 at E-2003.
16.10.12: Regarding exam submission:
Please hand inn your project paper by email to on.tiu|negninnor.nile#on.tiu|negninnor.nile . Do NOT send you paper directly to me.
Use a pdf-file with your candidate number only (not your name).
Deadline for handing inn your exam is 14:00 on November 21.
Please contact either me or Elin in case you should encounter any difficulties.
09.10.12: Next lecture Tuesday October 16, 1215-1400 at E-0103. Please read Plantinga (2010) and Staiger (2000).
02.10.12: Next lecture Tuesday October 9, 1215 at E-0103. Please read Bordwell, Branigan, and Smith. NB! Film seminar on Monday October 8, 1200-1300 at E-2003. We'll talk about Brian de Palma's 'Redacted'.
26.09.12: Next lecture Tuesday October 2, 1215 at E-0103. Please read the chapters by Bordwell and Plantinga.
20.9.12: Next lecture Tuesday September 25, 1215 at E-0103. Please read the the indicated chapters from Robert Stam's book Film Theory.
12.9.12: Next film seminar Monday 17.9. 12-13 at E-2003 (Battle for Haditha). Next lecture Tuesday 18.9. 1215-1400 at E-0103 (continue Laclau/Mouffe).
02.09.12: For next week's lecture please read Phillips/Jørgensen chapter 1.
28.08.12: For next week's lecture (4.9. 1215-1400; E-0103) please read the two texts by Erll (2008) and the text by Bal (1999).
28.08.12: Film seminars take place at…
Monday 3.9. 12-13 at room E-2003: Black Hawk Down
Monday 17.9. 12-13 at room E-2003: Battle for Haditha
Monday 8.10. 12-13 at room E-2003: Redacted
Monday 22. 10. 12-13 at room E-2003: Stop-Loss
Please make sure you have seen the films when we have the seminars. All films are available at the library. In case you have difficulties finding them, you can borrow them from me.
21.08.12: Next lecture at Aug. 28 1215-1400 at room E-0103. Please read Kellner (1995). Text available here.
14.08.12: Readings for lecture 1 and 2 available here. See you all next Tuesday.
12.03.12: New course in the autumn term 2012. First lecture August 21 at 1215 at room E-0103.
21.04.10: Next week it is your turn to present your ideas for a project essay. Some guidelines for this below:
1. Do not stress. This is not an exam, but a chance for you to sort your thoughts, present your ideas and receive valuable feedback. No one expects perfect presentations in any way.
2. Please keep to the time limit of 10 minutes for your presentations (plus 5 minutes q/a). It would be a good idea to rehearse at least once what you are going to say to check how much time you need.
3. Please send an updated version of your abstract to everyone by replying to one of my emails (on Monday at the latest). Just use the 'reply to everyone' button and attach your paper.
4. Inform me on Monday whether you need powerpoint or the like (make sure you have short clips as you have max 10 minutes!).
5. Hand inn your final essay not later than May 21st at 'Ekspedisjonen' of the HSL-faculty. Hand in three copies (one sided print) and use your candidate number (not your name). In case you don't have a candidate number contact on.tiu|muron.anin#on.tiu|muron.anin
6. In case you are already abroad on May 21st you can hand in your paper by sending 3 paper copies with candidate number to:
Tromsø University (Breivika)
Mark your letter with:
Make sure your letter i stamped not later than May 21st!
7. In case you encounter any difficulties on the way, please contact me. I am in Vienna from May 3rd, but will remain readily available online.
18.04.10: For next lecture please read Agamben and Foucault (compendium). Lecture followed by q/a regarding upcoming presentations and papers. Film seminar from 1415 with 11 short movies on 9/11.
17.03.10: Second course paper due 23. March! Please write 5-600 words and outline briefly the project you want to work on. The paper should contain:
- the empirical material you will focus on (any visual representation of any form of violence will do)
- a theoretical basis for your analysis
- and some methodological tools you intend to apply
Keep in mind that everyone will have to make reference to L/M in one way or another. In addition you will have to use at least two more approaches from the syllabus.
17.03.10: No lecture/film seminar until 13.04.! For this upcoming lecture&film seminar please read Virilio (1989), Der Derian (2001) and Hossein-Zadeh (2006) (all in compendium) and Pötzsch (2010b) (distributed online).
10.03.10: For next week's lecture please read Stam (2000), Pötzsch (2010a), and Bordwell (1996) (all distributed online). Lecture as usual from 1215-1445. No film seminar.
03.03.10: For next week's lecture please read Kracauer, Nexon/Neumann, and Weldes (compendium), as well as Erll (2008b) and Erll/Rigney (distributed online).
Mind the change of schedule:
Lecture takes place Tuesday 1415 - 1545!!!!
No film seminar that day.
26.02.10: CHANGE IN SCHEDULE! Film Seminar 4 (Waltz with Bashir) will take place next Tuesday (1415-1630). The lecture on March 9 will take place from 1415-1545!!!
24.02.10: For next week's lecture please read Galtung & Wæver (compendium) and Zur & Kennedy/Piper (distributed online).
24.02.10: Some IMPORTANT info on upcoming papers & exam:
Paper 1 is due 9 March:
You will here have to answer 3 questions. Use not more than 3-4 sentences for each question. You will find the questions already on the icw-forum ( http://icwforum.wikidot.com/forum:start ). You can use this site for questions, critique, debate, or just to try out whether you understood a concept correctly.
I will pick three questions from the forum site which all will have to answer.
Do NOT get stressed. As long as you hand in something you will stand. This is merely an exercise to make you start writing and (re)read some crucial texts from the syllabus!
Paper 2 is due 23 March:
Write a brief summary of your intended project paper (4-600 words). Try to explain briefly what you intend to do and how. The paper should contain:
- what empirical material you intend to focus on. (You can pick any visual representation of any form of violence, i.e. you do not have to focus on war or war film.)
- what theories you are going to use
- what methodological tools you intend to use
Both theories and methodological tools/concepts have to be related to our syllabus. Since Laclau/Mouffe play such an important role in our course everyone will have to relate to their framework in some way. In addition, you have to apply at least two additional approaches from the syllabus. In this paper you do not have to explain in detail how you use theories and concepts. Just mention their relevance briefly.
Also: Do NOT stress! This is not an exam! It is merely meant as an early starter on your project work. It will help you gather and structure your ideas and provide you with important early feedback on the viability of your ideas. Try to see this as the creative fun part of scholarly work.
Oral presentation: due April 27 and/or May 4
Depending on the number of candidates we will use one or two days for the oral presentations. Please explain briefly 5 to 10 minutes (max! I will stop you…) what you focus on and how you intend to achieve your goals.
To explain orally what you intend to do will help you tremendously in structuring your work. If you do this in a good way you will have the whole structure of your paper ready and will 'only' have to fill in the bullet points to finish it. You will also receive feedback from me and your fellow students.
Again, no stress! This is a chance for you to try out stuff and get feedback. No one expects brilliant multi-media presentations. Just structure your ideas and tell us about them.
Final exam: due 21 May
4-4500 words essay on a subject of your own choice. It has to focus on any visual representation of any form of violence and has to apply Laclau/Mouffe's approach in one way or another. In addition you have to apply at least two additional approaches from the syllabus in some detail. Graded A-E.
Up to two students can write their essay together. In this case 8-9000 words and in case no exact indication is given as to who has written what both students will receive the same grade. Each student will however hand in an own Paper2 and make an own oral presentation.
The project essay has to be closely connected to the project summary (paper 2) and to the oral presentation.
If you encounter any problems on the way, if there is anything unclear, or if you just need feedback on ideas, you can contact me by email at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Do not hesitate to write!
I can provide you with feedback until the write-up phase of the exam, which starts 5 May.
Looking forward to hearing about/reading your work!