Critical Approaches to Film
Critical Approaches to Film 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
Topics to include authorship, history, archival resources, genre, feminism, semiotics, race, gender, and sexuality.
- Engage critically with major thinkers and debates within the field, putting them to productive use in the study of film and its cultural, historical, and social contexts.
- Identify and critically evaluate forms of film scholarship as they have emerged historically and evaluate the processes through which they have come into being, with reference to social, cultural and technological change
- Identify and critically evaluate how different social groups variably make use of, and engage with, film
- Retrieve and generate information, and evaluate sources, in carrying out independent research for self-directed projects in the field of film studies
Students identify an academic journal article on a film subject of their choosing and present the paper to the class, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session.
Conduct individual research into a subject chosen after consultation with module leader. Present results of research in an essay or report.