Cinema and Television


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Mário Lourenço Bagão Grilo


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language



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Agamben, Giorgio. Means without Ends: Notes on Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
Cameron, Allan. Modular Narratives in Contemporary Cinema. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Crary, Jonathan. “Unbinding Vision”, October vol. 68 (Spring 1994), pp. 21-44.
Mellencamp, Patrícia. Logics of Television: Essays in Cultural Criticism. Bllomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
McCarthy, Anna. Ambient Television. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
Morgan, Michael, James Shanahan, Nancy Signorielli. Living with Television Now, Advances in Cultivation Theory and Research. New York: Peter Lang, 2012
Mullarkey, John. Refractions of Reality: Philosophy and the Moving Image. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Valiaho, Pasi. Film Culture in Transitio : Mapping the Moving Image : Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900. Amsterdam, , NLD: Amsterdam University Press, 2010.

Teaching method

Taking into consideration the seminar format, the teaching methodologies seek to enhance the collective working capacities of the group, strengthening components such as the critical discussion of the fundamental texts in the bibliography and other materials proposed by the professor as well as viewing and collectively exploring filmic and televisual works with content relevant to the seminar.
Students shall also provide critical opinions on some of the leading publications and present them over the course of the seminar.

Evaluation method

Critical opinion presentations(30%), Evaluation of seminar attendance and participation(20%), Writing of essay on a problematic issue covered by the seminar demonstrating due coverage of the bibliography(50%)

Subject matter

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