Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

French Cinema B

Module P3042B

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module provides a historical, critical, and theoretical survey of developments in French cinema. It focuses on key historical issues (aesthetic, social, political) that have shaped French cinema over the last century, examining the intersections of film with French politics, culture and identities. A range of directors (possible examples: Godard, Franju, Denis) and types of film (popular genres, art cinema, avant-garde) will be studied, with films ranging from the 1920s to the present day. The class will combine close attention to textual analysis with contextual study of the period in which films were produced, and with comparative readings of critical approaches to films.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate critical understanding of key aspects of French cinema including: historical contexts, issues of production, form and style, cultural questions of representation and national identity, and critical and audience reception in national and global contexts

Apply underlying concepts in critical engagement with a range of French cinema texts

Demonstrate the ability to synthesise knowledge, research and analysis and to produce independently argued ideas

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 1 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111
Spring SemesterFilm3 hours111111111111
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Despoina Mantziari

Assess convenor, Convenor

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