Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
BOLLYWOOD – SEEING INDIA THROUGH A CINEMATIC LENS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
impact they have on different groups of people, notably those who are exploited or marginalised by today's global market. The module will present a selection of fundamental socio-political concepts such as family and marriage, untouchability and the caste system, religion and representation of religious minorities, women, alternative sexualities, consumerism and diasporas, terrorism and insurgency and illustrate them using ﬁlms. The course grounds these texts in broader concerns about colonialism and the postcolonial, nationalism and the popular, modernity, economic liberalisation and neoliberal development, the country and the city, gender, sexuality and the family, caste and class, religious identities and political movements, multiculturalism, military conﬂict and terror. Required reading : Anderson, Benedict. (2006), Imagined Communities : Reﬂections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London : Verso..
Teachers : Gayatri RATHORE (PhD Student). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Evaluation will be based on oral presentation in class (50%), critical note (15%), a ﬁnal essay (30%) and class participation in discussions (5%). Presentation and Essays will be graded on clarity of ideas, strength of argument, analysis of material studied and facility of language. The reading for each session, which can be found in the Google Drive for the class, must be used for discussion before the class. Individual essay to be handed in the last session of the semester. Essay can be handed in before this deadline. For each deliverable, a topic should be identiﬁed by the student and approved by the teacher before end of September. (Length : 2,000 words max (excluding tables and bibliography), 1.5 spacing, 12 font). Pedagogical method : The method that I propose to follow in class is as follows : Each week, students are supposed to watch a ﬁlm prior to class based on the week's topic. The students are instructed to watch the ﬁlm closely, and if required, ask for certain scenes to be replayed during the session for a better understanding. The class will be divided in groups of 4 and each group will be assigned a role in every session. Class presentation (10 minutes). Students are required to submit a three pager (minimum) three days prior to class sessions on the presentation topic chosen in the ﬁrst week of class. Course Description : The Indian ﬁlm industry or “Bollywood” does not only entertain, but also reﬂects, inﬂuences and shapes the attitudes of the Indian society. This course uses Indian ﬁlms as a medium to help students understand contemporary changes in society and of the political economy in different parts of the country and the
CINÉMA CHINOIS : SOCIÉTÉ ET POLITIQUE
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Luisa PRUDENTINO (Enseignante à L'INALCO). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Une présentation orale et un examen de ﬁn de semestre. Méthode pédagogique : Cours magistral, accompagné d'extraits de ﬁlms, ainsi que débats et discussions en classe. Descriptif du cours : Au cours du tumultueux XXe siècle qu'a connu la Chine, le cinéma constitue un témoignage privilégié des transformations sociales du pays : il est une véritable fenêtre ouverte sur la vie chinoise contemporaine, considérée sous tous les aspects qu'elle peut revêtir. "Cinéma chinois : société et politique" propose d'explorer les transformations récentes de la Chine à travers une analyse précise de ﬁlms chinois. 119