Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Issues in European Cinema B

Module P3028

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module explores key critical inquiries which have become central to Film Studies as a discipline (realism, national cinema, popular genres, authorship, and 'alternative' or experimental film styles), through an engagement with examples of European cinema from the 1920s to the early 1960s. Using a series of case studies, students will learn to situate film texts according to their historical, cultural, and social contexts, in addition to relevant theoretical debates. Topics may include: German expressionism, surrealism, Soviet montage, the 'enhanced' realisms of Italian and British film movements in the post-war years, the French New Wave, and popular genres in European cinema.

Module learning outcomes

Show some understanding of different approaches and critical debates in the field, at an introductory level

Trace some connections between film texts and their wider (historical, industrial, cultural, or social) contexts

Summarise and explain the aesthetic and historical significance of one or more film modes or movements studied on the course

Demonstrate appropriate textual analysis skills

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 5 30.00%
ReportT1 Week 9 10.00%
EssayA1 Week 1 60.00%
Timing

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

Weighting

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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111101111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111101111111
Autumn SemesterFilm3 hours111101111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Thomas Austin

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