History of Audiovisual Theory 2

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373DFT2 ZK 3 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students upon completing the course will be able to define the most important current tendendies in thought about the moving image and relate it to movements and accents of contemporary artistic practice. As well, they will adopt skills to abstract the basic thesis from theory texts and critically interpret them in relation to the social and political context.

Finally, they will be able to more thoughtfully understand and conceptualize their won artistic creation.

Mode of study

Lectures and discussion classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The lectures are intended for 2nd year audiovisual bachelor's study students but is open to students from other departments.

Course contents

This course is a continuation of History of Audio-visual Theory 1 and focuses on covering the field of moving image theory and its context in the 21st century. Rather than a historical perspective, this course operates topically with emphasis on current tendencies in art and their possible conceptual framework (category post-cinematic, post-humanism, unpredictability theory, effectivity of images, intersectionality, etc.) The course is comprised of lectures which map out the given concepts and places them in their context. It presents representatives from a number of theorists and outlines the forms of their application in contemporary artistic practice. The classes which originate in close readings of selected texts or from audio-visual material which best characterizes the given theorist, direction or phenomenon.

Recommended or required reading

Gregg, Melissa a Gregory J. Seigworth (eds.). The Affect Theory Reader. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.

Kittler, Friedrich. Gramofon. Film. Typewriter. Praha: Karolinum, 2017.

Shaviro, Steven. Post-Cinematic Affect. O-Books, 2010.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students receive for each lecture texts or audio-visual material for study at home to be subsequently discussed with the instructor in class. Attendance at these classes is required with a maximum of 2 abscenses per semester. The course is concluded with an oral exam which apart from the material covered in lectures confirms knowledge of the assigned texts.


This course takes place once every two years. It is registered for the 2019/20 school year.

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 344
Room No. 7

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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 12:20–13:55 Veronika KLUSÁKOVÁ Room No. 7
Lažanský palác
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