Seminar on the Final Master Thesis 2

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307ESDP2 Z 4 2T English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

completion of the thesis, preparation for state exams

Mode of study

lecture/seminar/individual consultation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Seminar on the Final Master Thesis 1

Course contents

in the seminar, the student will:

(1) finish the thesis under the guidance of his or her supervisor - the finished thesis must fulfil all formal criteria, have at least 40 pages (72,000 characters), and be submitted by 30 April 2021 through the information system

(2) participate in a preparatory seminar for the final state exam in history and theory of photography

Recommended or required reading

recommended literature for the thesis is based on its particular theme

recommended literature for final state exams from theory and history of photography:

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida. Reflections on Photography. New York: Hill & Wang, 1980.

Barthes, Roland. Image, Music, Text. London: Fontana Press, 1977, pp. 15–51.

Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. New York: Noonday Press, 1972.

Batchen, Geoffrey. Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2001.

Batchen, Geoffrey. Burning with Desire. The Conception of Photography. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1997.

Benjamin, Walter. On Photography. London: Reaktion Books, 2015.

Benjamin, Walter. The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media. Cambridge – London: Harvard University Press, 2008, pp. 19–165, 271–314.

Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. London: BBC & Penguin Books, 1972.

Birgus, Vladimír – Jan Mlčoch. Czech Photography of the 20th Century. Prague: KANT, 2010.

Crary, Jonathan. Techniques of the Observer. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1990.

Durden, Mark (ed.). Fifty Key Writers on Photography. London: Routledge, 2013.

Edwards, Steve. Photography: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Flusser, Vilém. Into the Universe of Technical Images. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Flusser, Vilém. Towards a Philosophy of Photography. London: Reaktion Books, 2000.

Foster, Hal et al., Art Since 1900. Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. London: Thames & Hudson, 2011.

Freund, Gisèle. Photography & Society. Boston: David R. Godine, 1980.

Frizot, Michel a kol. A New History of Photography. Köln: Könemann, 1998.

Goldberg, Vicki (ed.), Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981.

Hannavy, John (ed.). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. Vol. 1+2. New York – London: Routledge, 2008.

Larsen, Jonas, Sandbye, Mette (eds.). Digital Snaps. The New Face of Photography. London: I. B. Tauris, 2014.

Lister, Martin (ed.), 2013. The Photographic Image in Digital Culture. London: Routledge, 2013.

Mrázková, Daniela (ed.), What Is Photography: 150 Years of Photography. Prague: Videopress, 1989.

Sekula, Alan. Photography Against the Grain. Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1984.

Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Picador, 2003.

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. London: Penguin Books, 1977.

Sturken, Marita – Lisa Cartwright. Practices of Looking. An Introduction to Visual Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009.

Tagg, John. The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1988.

Trachtenberg, Alan. Classic Essays on Photography. New Haven, Conn.: Leete’s Island Books, 1980.

Warren, Lynne (ed.). Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography. Vol. 1+2. New York – London: Routledge, 2006.

Wells, Liz (ed.). Photography: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 2015.

Zylinska, Joanna. Nonhuman Photography. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

to receive credits for the course, you must:



Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

room 112
Room No. 112

(Lažanský palác)

(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 09:50–11:25 Room No. 112
Lažanský palác
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