Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Issues in Global Cinema A

Module P3030

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module looks at international film of the last five decades, and builds upon and extends your knowledge of critical issues within film studies. A range of films will be studied in order to explore: genre and art cinema; post-colonialism and political cinema; gender and feminist cinema; and globalisation and popular cinema. We will study important movements in post-war film culture, which may include new wave cinema from France and Czechoslovakia and Third Cinema from Brazil. We will explore the relationship between gender, history, allegory and national cinema (examples may include films from Senegal, Spain, Tunisia and Iran). We will also examine the aesthetics and economics of the blockbuster in a global film culture (case studies may include contemporary films from South Korea, China, India and Australia).

Module learning outcomes

An appropriate knowledge of the industrial and institutional contexts of significant developments in global film culture since the 1960s.

An appropriate understanding of critical debates concerned with the representation of history, politics and gender in diverse national contexts.

An appropriate understanding of critical debates concerned with the cultural and economic flows that characterise global film cultures.

The ability to integrate critical sources in the analysis of film.

Appropriate presentation skills in written work.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 8 50.00%
EssayA2 Week 2 50.00%

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 SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111
Spring SemesterFilm3 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Michael Lawrence

Convenor, Assess convenor

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