Communication and Media Studies

Cinema and Narrative (CTV210)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
CTV210 Cinema and Narrative 4 3 3 3 3 5
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Ece VİTRİNEL evitrinel@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The aim of this course is to examine how meaning is constructed by form in cinema and to focus on narrative techniques that can give rise to different readings independently of the subject being treated. The analyzes that will be done in this course will focus particularly on the treatment of time based on the narratology launched by Todorov and developed as a discipline by Genette.
Content 1st week: General introduction and main concepts
2nd week: What is narratology?
3rd week: Construction of diegesis and its elements
4th week: Categories of narrativity (narrative, dysnarrative and pluri-narrative films)
5th week: Time in the cinema
6th week: Place in cinema
7th week: Partial exam
8th week: Time processing I (the concept of order, linear and non-linear films, flashback, flashforward)
9th week: Time processing II (the concept of speed, ellipse, summary, pause, acceleration, slow motion, long take)
10th week: Time processing III (the concept of simultaneity, split screen, cross-cutting)
Week 11: Treatment of time IV (the concept of frequency, repetition)
12th week: Regulation of information in cinema
13th week: Discourse of film
14th week: An exemplary analysis of film
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Knows the difference and interdependence of content / form.
2. Learn how meaning is constructed in visual texts.
3. Acquire the necessary basis for the cinema courses that she/he will take in the next few years.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References ADORNO W. Theodor (1995), The´orie Esthe´tique, Paris, Klincksieck
BÜKER Seçil (2010), Sinemada Anlam Yaratma, Hayalbaz Kitap
GAUDREAULT Andre´, JOST Franc¸ois (2004), Le Re´cit Cine´matographique, Nathan Cine´ma
GENETTE Ge´rard (1966), « Frontie`res du Re´cit », Communications, « L’Analyse Structurale du Re´cit », No. 8, Editions du Seuil, pp. 158-169
GENETTE Ge´rard (1972), Figures III, Editions du Seuil
JULLIER Laurent (2003), L’Analyse des Se´quences, Paris, Nathan
ODIN Roger (1983), « Pour Une Se´mio-pragmatique du Cine´ma », Iris, Vol. 1, No. 1, Paris, pp. 67-82
TODOROV Tzvetan (1966), « Les Cate´gories du Re´cit Litte´raire », Communications, « L’Analyse Structurale du Re´cit », No. 8, Editions du Seuil, pp. 131-157
VANOYE Francis (1989), Re´cit Ecrit, Re´cit Filmique, Collection Nathan Cine´ma
VASSE Claire (2003), Le Dialogue du Texte Ecrit a` la Voix Mise en Sce`ne, Cahiers du Cine´ma
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 General introduction and main concepts
2 What is narratology?
3 Construction of diegesis and its elements
4 Categories of narrativity (narrative, dysnarrative and pluri-narrative films)
5 Time in the cinema
6 Place in cinema
7 Partial exam
8 Time processing I (the concept of order, linear and non-linear films, flashback, flashforward)
9 Time processing II (the concept of speed, ellipse, summary, pause, acceleration, slow motion, long take)
10 Time processing III (the concept of simultaneity, split screen, cross-cutting)
11 Treatment of time IV (the concept of frequency, repetition)
12 Regulation of information in cinema
13 Discourse of film
14 An exemplary analysis of film
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Toplam 0 0
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 1 60
Toplam 2 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Will have effective written and oral communication skills in Turkish X
2 Will have a thorough knowledge of at least two foreign languages X
3 Will be informed about art and culture, human rights, social, professional and ethical values, law and legislation, quality standards, and will be aware of their responsibility on these subjects X
4 Will have sufficient knowledge about social sciences, professions and sectors in communication and media, innovative and entrepreneurial practices X
5 Will have the ability to use, in an effective and creative way, the techniques and tools and information technologies necessary for interactive and conventional media, in the context of health and safety in the workplace X
6 Will have the ability to develop documentary and fictional content related to their field for interactive and conventional media; also the ability to produce and manage this content in group X
7 Will have the theoretical knowledge and ability to carry out and share scientific work on communication environments and processes of interactive and conventional media and on the individual and social outcomes of the latter X
8 Will have the knowledge of analysis and modelling techniques to analyse interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes X
9 Will have the ability to question and critically analyse developments and problems concerning interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes, will be aware of the public interest, social responsibility and the environment, will be sensitive to contemporary world’s and Turkey's current problems; will develop a libertarian, democratic, constructive and problem-solving approach X
10 They are familiar with the historical development processes of electronic, digital media and film; and the current developments in these fields X
11 They learn sociological, cultural and aesthetic approaches in electronic, digital media and film X
12 They learn the political economy of cultural industries, labour and production relations, analysis of marketing and consumption patterns. X
13 They learn at a first level how to use the equipment necessary for the production of audio-visual content for TV, radio and digital media and of films in different genres X
14 They gain experience in conducting creative activities in electronic, digital media and film; in producing and working in groups X
15 They acquire theoretical information in the fields of public relations, advertising, integrated marketing communication and organizational communication
16 They are familiar with the research, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in public relations and advertising; they can create campaigns, present them effectively and write reports
17 They have knowledge of organisational communication, crisis and risk communication, reputation management, media relations, media planning, digital media management, brand management and interpersonal communication. They are able to carry out activities in these areas
18 They use public relations and advertising strategies and tactics appropriate to the specificities of conventional and new media
19 They are aware of legal regulations, ethical codes in public relations and advertising, and they remain faithful to them
20 They are familiar with the different theoretical approaches regarding the social place, role and functions of journalism as a social institution and phenomenon; they are familiar with the process of producing information for conventional and digital media
21 They are familiar with the structural and technical specificities, management characteristics of conventional/mainstream media, as well as alternative media structures
22 They are familiar with the new conceptual and theoretical discussions emerging from interactive/digital media in terms of social sciences and humanities
23 They are familiar with the historical development of journalism in Turkey and in the world; they can analyse it in the context of social and political history
24 They have the ability to effectively use information technology, printing and publishing techniques; to write a press article using data collected on the web and on social media, to visualize this data and to publish it
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 4 56
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 128
Total Workload / 25 5,12
Credits ECTS 5
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