METU1040 Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Nordic Documentary 3–5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Mediatutkimus
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Nordic Documentary 3 cr. (course) +2 cr. (workshop)

Nordic documentary film has been in the limelight at international film festivals in recent years. The scope and quality of documentary productions has provoked some to speak of the ‘golden era’ of Nordic documentary. On this course, popular themes and genres of recent Nordic documentary are discussed in relation to issues of documentary film research, touching the ethics, aesthetics, politics and poetics of documentary. Students also have the possibility to participate in a practice-based workshop where they get more acquainted with editing and montage within the documentary practice and make their own short documentary.

 

8 lectures + 2 workshop sessions

26.10.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325 

2.11.2017 , Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325 

9.11.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

16.11.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

23.11.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

30.11.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

7.12.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

14.12.2017, Thursday 14 - 16, Media Studies Seminar room E325

14.12.2017, Thursday 16 - 19, E321 Media Studies Theater E321

 

METU1041 WORKSHOP: POETICS AND POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY NORDIC DOCUMENTARY

Workshop sessions 30.10.  13 - 16 hours and 27.11.  13-16 hours  in Teutori 103/Sammio

Although the basics to using a simple editing software is provided at the workshop, the participation calls for a certain willingness to work independently and to solve possible technical issues that may arise, as the class hours are limited. It is possible to participate only to the workshop, but the ones who take the course have priority.

 

Media Studies A2b, A2c, S1b, S3, IIPC, Baltic Sea Studies (BSRS0030)

Participating at the lectures, study diary (course) + participating at the workshop sessions, production of a short film (workshop)

Enrolment

Registration in NettiOpsu, code METU0189 and METU0148. Max students 24.

Teacher responsible

Niina Oisalo
niina.oisalo[št]utu.fi

Teaching

26-Oct-2017 – 14-Dec-2017
Lectures 16 h
Autumn 2017
Thu 26-Oct-2017 - 14-Dec-2017 weekly at 14.00-16.00, Media Studies Seminar room E325
Exercises 6 h
Autumn 2017, workshops
Mon 30-Oct-2017 at 13.00-16.00, Teutori 103/Sammio
Mon 27-Nov-2017 at 13.00-16.00, Teutori 103/Sammio