Cinema and Migration (P5059)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

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.