According to scholars Shane Denson and Julia Leyda, post-cinema would mark not a caesura but a transformation that alternately abjures, emulates, prolongs, mourns or pays homage to cinema. Thus, post-cinema asks us to think of new media not only in terms of novelty, but in terms of a continuous, uneven and indeterminate historical transition.
This subject immerses itself in this voluptuous, tremendous period of historical transformation in which contemporary cinema has to find its place in an ecosystem of images that transcends the usual categories of the film canon in order to respond to the challenges posed by a new paradigm. A paradigm in which cinema is predestined to dialogue and exchange ideas with other audiovisual disciplines in order to survive at a time when the channels of production, distribution and exhibition are no longer what they were twenty years ago. A paradigm that forces it to be attentive, to react, almost live, to socio-cultural changes that shake up structures of thought and behaviour that until now had remained unperturbed.
The assessment will consist of two parts:
a/ The first will be individual or in pairs, and will consist of giving half an hour of class on a topic agreed with the teacher, and which, obviously, is related to the contents of the subject without overlapping with any topic.
b/ The second will be an individual work, written or in video-essay format (in this case, with a brief report to accompany it) on a topic previously agreed with the teacher.
The final mark will be the average of these two pieces of work. Class participation will be highly valued. Attendance is compulsory, at least 80% of the sessions.
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