Images of Sweden - Approaches to Swedish Film and Media Culture, 7.5 ECTS, VT 2020

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The course explores moving image media in Swedish cultural and social life from the breakthrough of the film until today’s media usage. Particular attention is given to the Swedish film and television culture in relation to international development patterns in the media field, national films as concepts, reception both from a national and international perspectives as well as different viewing frameworks...

 

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Media Archaeology, 7.5 credits

The course looks at the intricate temporal relations that exists in between new and old media technologies. The concept och "new media" is questioned and contemporary digital cultures are put in a historical perspective. During the course students will examine forgotten, overlooked, recycled, debunked and imagined media technologies as well as the myths, hopes and hesitations surrounding those. A strong focus will be on how media materiality, functionality and design could be seen as coordinating political, social and cultural practice.

Period 1, Daytime, 50 %, On campus 

Master's level

English

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New Media Studies - Beyond Screen Representation, 7.5 ECTS VT20

New Media Studies - Beyond Screen Representation, 7.5 ECTS

Cinema Studies is much more than the study of film and television. This course is for you who are interested in contemporary culture and technology and want to know more about present debates in media theory. Exploring a wide range of media forms from new perspectives, the course challenges the notion of what Cinema Studies really is....

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Media, Justice and Human Rights, 7.5 credits

The close ties between the media, justice and human rights are established and used as a basis for further discussions on responsibility and solidarity, especially those linked to crisis situations, and how this affects media in its different forms: the media as witnesses, the media as an arena for other witnesses, media reporting on human rights and justice, media reporting as a way to uphold human rights and/or justice/injustice, and so on. The focus is on areas such as climate change, migration, war and minorities, and reflects on how we relate to the "other", for example by using perspectives from cosmopolitanism theories. The cases studied spans many geographic areas and reaches across many different forms of media and media platforms (eg analog, digital, news, video games).

Period 1, Daytime, 50 %, On campus

Master's level

English

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Courses taught in English - basic level

Courses on basic level taught in English are not very common at Stockholm University however at Department of Media Studies/Section for Cinema Studies you may find 15 ECTS credit courses that even give you a chance to get a full semester of 30 ECTS credits should you take the courses back to back.

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Fall and Spring admittance

Exchange student and interested in this course? Ask your SU coordinator to contact our coordinator to see if the course can be included in your study.

The course provides an overview of the role of the moving image in Swedish culture and society during the last one hundred years, a period when moving image culture became increasingly more important. Swedish film and television culture is presented in relation to international trends and developments. Various approaches are considered, including the analysis of formal concerns combined with different socio-cultural perspectives as well as entertainment genres and avant-garde experiment. Industrial practice and film analysis are discussed with a focus on individual artists. Attention is also paid to case studies dealing with questions of criticism and reception.

 

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Course on basic level taught in English.

Moving Images and Gender 15 credits

Spring admittance

Exchange student and interested in this course? Ask your SU coordinator to contact our coordinator to see if the course can be included in your study.

Moving Images and Gender addresses these and many other questions concerning gender, sexuality and body issues in audiovisual imageries of the present and the past. Focusing on feminist film and media theories, the course offers tools to unravel hierarchies behind the seemingly self-evident gender settings in the media, but it also explores how gendered and sexual conventions could be challenged in moving images and in our ways of looking at them. In particular, questions of gendered viewing pleasure and politics are at the core of the course: what draws us towards some images and pushes us away from others, and how encounters with moving images affect our ways of looking at and valuing ourselves and others.

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Course on basic level taught in English.

Postcolonial Perspectives 15 credits

Spring admittance

Exchange student and interested in this course? Ask your SU coordinator to contact our coordinator to see if the course can be included in your study.

The course introduces postcoloniality both as a theoretical framework and an audiovisual field which address issues of cultural, ethnic and racialized differences.

After the course, students are expected to be able to: - Understand and reflect on introduced concepts and approaches in postcolonial film/media studies. - Apply them to analysis of audiovisual media.

The main focus of the course is on questions of visibility and privilege, marginalization and tolerance which relate postcolonial (media) theory to feminist and queer studies.

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Course on basic level taught in English.

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