Comedy in American Film and Media (1900 - 1950)

Discipline: Film and Media Studies

We will study the history of comedy in the United States from a perspective that is at once aesthetic, cultural, and institutional. Examples of early cinema, slapstick comedy, and musicals will help to examine the role of gag, character, and narrative in both short and feature films. The circulation of jokes, performers, and comic routines across media (film, stage, phonograph, radio) will be a further subject of inquiry. Conducting this class in English will serve to highlight the role of language and verbal humor in comedy. Students will also be able to improve their comprehension and conversational skills in an immersive context.


– 22 – 26 May 2023

Format: On-site

Language: English

Student Level: Bachelor

Number of ECTS: 3

Number of Students: 10

Prerequisites and registration procedures (i.e. language, fee, registration dates)

English level B2 minimum

Duration, Application Deadline and How to apply

Duration: 4 days

Application Deadline: 07/04/2023

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Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002

Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall

Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.

All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.