Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FTV4966 Cinema and Dramaturgy II Fall 3 0 3 5
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. NİLAY ULUSOY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The main goal of this course is to explore the concept of identification and discuss the aesthetic values produced from different cinematic perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Will be able to develop dramaturgical perspective
2. Will be able to discuss the concept of identification and spectator
3. İdentify theories about gaze and film aesthetics
4. Will be able to discuss the relationship between the concept of identification and the political

Course Content

Relationship between gaze and identification will be elaborated through the works of Aristotle, Brecht, Lacan and Mulvey.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Identification theories
2) Exploring identification with selected films Watching the following films: - Play it again, Sam - Being John Malkovich - Hayallerim Aşkım ve Sen
3) Identification and Aristotle's theoratical writings, discussing on catharsis concept
4) the politics of representation and identification in the genre melodrama
5) The process of identification in melodramas. Analysis of Dougles Sirk's film 'Imıtation of Life'
6) Exploring of Metz's thought in terms of Lacan's concept of the mirror stage Readings on Lacan and Metz
7) Elaborating the concept of identification and analysing a film though the concept.
8) Yabancılaşma ve Brehtyen Estetik
9) The impact of Brecht on Godard Film Screening; Le Mepris by Godard
10) Impacts of Brechtian structure on cinema Watching Lars von Trier's Dogville
11) The masculine gaze and identification in cinema, Laura Mulvey readings Watching Hitchcock's Rear Window
12) Identification and queer cinema Watching Almadovar's Todo Sobre mi Madre
13) Hybrid identities, identification and accented cinema
14) General overview and analysis over films


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1. An Accented Cinema, Naficy, 2001
2. Bertolt Brecht, Lellis, 1982Brecht'i Anlamak, Benjamin, 2004
3. Melodram ve Anlam, Klinger, 1994
4. Film theories, A. Dudley, 2000
5. Poetica, Aristoteles, 2011
6. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Mulvey
7. Narration in Fiction Film, Bordwell, 1985

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 8 5 40
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 127

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.