Cinema and Migration (P5059)
30 credits, Level 6
This module gives you the chance to engage with films that represent, and are products of, humans moving across borders, whether migrants, refugees, or exiles; and to situate these films according to relevant critical debates and historical contexts.
Topics of inquiry will consider interfaces between aesthetics, politics and society, and may include:
- comparing documentary modes, popular genres and experimental forms;
- history, memory and narratives of travel, exclusion, assimilation and diaspora;
- representations of ‘race’, religion, gender, sexuality, and class;
In addition, you will deepen their skills in independent research and higher level contextual and textual analysis.
60%: Lecture (Film)
100%: Coursework (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 245 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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
- Media Production BA
- Media and Communications (with a partnership year in Hong Kong) BA
- Media and Communications BA