Sexualities and the Cinema (P3057)
30 credits, Level 6
This module centres on the critical study of sexualities and how they are represented in a range of film texts. Through screenings, lectures, seminars and self-directed study, you will be introduced to the various ways in which sexualities have been both theorised and represented in a range of film texts.
Debates considered in the module may include:
- the politics of sexual identification
- the idea of sexual ‘perversity’
- sexual stereotyping (especially of lesbians and gays)
- and the critical concept of ‘queer’ in theory
- identity politics and cinematic genre (queer cinema).
60%: Lecture (Film)
100%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 256 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- American Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- Art History and Film Studies BA
- Drama and Film Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- Drama and Film Studies BA
- English and Film Studies BA
- Film Studies BA
- Filmmaking BA
- Global Media and Communications BA
- Media Production BA
- Media and Communications BA
- Media and Cultural Studies BA