This course examines pressing European social and political subjects in present European cinema. In discussing current trends in European identity, students will be familiarized with European most influential sociological, political and artistic discussions regarding European identity, as well as be introduced to the works of some of the most influential European filmmakers. Students will watch and discuss films as well as significant visual culture materials, including short films and documentaries.
Ordered thematically, this course offers a multidisciplinary approach on intertwined areas regarding the notion of identity such as sociology, political science, literature, art, critical theory and everyday life through cinema. This course encourages students’ active participation and in-class debate on contemporary European political, cultural and artistic discussions and controversies.