Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module will address the themes of modern European cinema and television, looking at what different European film and television outputs have in common, and what makes them different. Topics covered will include gender, sexuality, ethnicity, tourism, immigration, integration and politics. In examining these works and the themes they present, students will explore some of the key movements in cinematic aesthetics of twentieth and twenty-first century in Europe. The module includes a number of films and television shows from Britain, as well as other European countries such as Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Students will also have the opportunity to study a wide variety of film and television genres and styles, such as war, fantasy, documentary, comedy and thrillers.
The module introduces students to works of key directors and films in modern European film and television. Studying their work will be focused around several key areas: understanding and analysis of key approaches to film; understanding and analysis of cultural ideas and developments; understanding and analysis of relationships between cinema and society.
Intended Learning Outcomes
compare and assess major examples of modern European cinema: 1,2carry out independent critical analysis of cinematic and televisual materials: 1,2interpret historical and cultural worlds: 1,2develop and understanding of European history on film: 1,2develop an understanding of European genres and their relation to Hollywood: 1,2evaluate and apply a variety of theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to the study of film: 1,2analyse, interpret and criticise texts and films: 1,2develop an understanding of some European television: 1,2
11 x 2 hour seminars = 22 hours38 hours seminar preparation60 hours assessment preparation30 hours film viewing
1: Reflective Diary weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Reflective DiaryPersonal Response to a modern European film or television show studied on the module. 500 words.2: Essay weighted 80%
EssayStudents will write an essay comparing two films/TV shows chosen from a list of approximately three questions distributed at the start of the module. 1500 words.