Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Sexualities and the Cinema

Module P3057

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module introduces students to the critical study of sexualities and how they are represented in a range of film texts. Through screenings, lectures, seminars and self directed study the student will be introduced to the various ways in which sexualities have been 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)

Module learning outcomes

Analyse representations of sexuality in film texts.

Demonstrate an awareness of the history of official and unofficial sexualities

Select and evaluate competing theories of sexuality

Show systematic knowledge and understanding of the importance of sexuality in the formation of identity

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA1 Week 1 70.00%
PresentationT1 Week 12 30.00%

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
Autumn SemesterFilm3 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Niall Richardson

Convenor, Assess convenor

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