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Langues - AN213 : Cinema of the Fantastic

Domaine > Langues vivantes.


Suspended somewhere between the real and the supernatural, the mundane and the uncanny, the label ‘fantastic’ refers less to a specific genre than to a mode of representing artistic, social and psychological realities. This class will focus on Gothic and horror films that function as a kind of political unconscious in American and British culture. Our object of study will be not only the contents and discourse of these films, but the cinematic medium itself: image, sound, sequence.  

Objectifs pédagogiques

By the end of the semester, you will have:

  • become familiar with one of the most important genres in English-language culture
  • examined social, historical, and aesthetic issues related to the fantastic
  • been introduced to the interpretation of film and provided with an appropriate critical vocabulary.  

13.5 heures en présentiel (9 blocs ou créneaux)
réparties en:
  • Cours de Langues : 13.5

effectifs minimal / maximal:


Diplôme(s) concerné(s)

UE de rattachement

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées

Niveau avancé en anglais

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade européen

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées

Vos modalités d'acquisition :

Final Grades will be based on class participation, oral participations, and writing assignments. 

Le rattrapage est autorisé (Max entre les deux notes écrêté à une note seuil)
  • le rattrapage est obligatoire si :
    Note initiale < 6
  • le rattrapage peut être demandé par l'étudiant si :
    6 ≤ note initiale < 10

Le coefficient de l'UE est : 1

L'UE est évaluée par les étudiants.

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Master 1 Parisien de Recherche Opérationnelle

Le coefficient de l'UE est : 1

Programme détaillé

Skills focus

You will develop and practice all five linguistic skills: oral and written comprehension, speaking, writing, and interacting. 

  • This course will be taught in the manner of an American university seminar, which means that much of its content and focus will be determined with the active input of the students.
  • A typical class will consist of the screening, analysis, and group discussion of a film.
  • Debate will be encouraged.
  • Assigned readings will not exceed 10 pages per week.  


  • Class preparation and participation are mandatory.
  • Working in groups of two or three, you will prepare a short video. This may be an analysis of a work of your choice or a relevant theme, a review, or a work of original fiction.
  • There will also be a short in-class writing assignment. 
  • Grades will be based on your participation, your written work and your video. 
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