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General information

Course name Seminar: Exploring film dialogue
Semester SS 2023
Current number of participants 21
maximum number of participants 35
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Mon., 17.04.2023 14:00 - 15:30, Room: (D, 1003)
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(D, 1003) Monday: 14:00 - 15:30, weekly (12x)

Module assignments


In this project-based seminar, we will explore the language of feature films and television series, investigating various aspects of this specific register of the English language, such as...
(a) the difference between film dialogue and face-to-face dialogue or dialogues in fictional prose
(b) the difference between the language spoken by different character types in movies
(c) the difference between different film genres (action vs horror vs comedy)
(d) the difference between movies across time (1950s vs 1970s vs 1990s)
(e) the difference between different screenwriters (Tarantino vs Sorkin vs Mamet)

Introducing students first to the practical use of computer tools that will help them to systematically explore the lexis and syntax of screenplays, students will engage in individual research project in groups of four. Toward the end of the seminar, each group will present the findings of their individual research to each other in short research presentations.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Vertiefungsmodul BA: HS".
Studierende der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und des Faches Englisch können sich bereits während der vorgezogenen Anmeldephase zur Sicherstellung des Studienfortschritts für die Aufbau- und Vertiefungsmodule anmelden. Hierzu wird ein gewisses Kontingent der Kursplätze im Zeitraum vom 20.02.2023 bis 01.03.2023 für die Anmeldung geöffnet. Die Verteilung der Plätze erfolgt am 03.03.2023.
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Die allgemeine Anmeldephase beginnt am 06.03.2023 und endet am 10.04.2023.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 12.04.2023 on 12:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
  • Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • The enrolment is possible from 06.03.2023, 08:00 to 10.04.2023, 12:00.
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