LT207-5-AU-CO:
World Cinema

The details
2024/25
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
15
07 May 2021

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This module is designed to introduce students to major developments in film outside the Hollywood tradition, by examining a number of cinemas from around the world.

We will consider stylistic and thematic concerns shared by certain schools of filmmakers in a given nation/region. We will also be looking at the ways in which films represent national/regional histories and the factors that shape their reception as national, transnational or 'world' cinemas.

In particular, we will be investigating transnational trends and themes in world cinema, whilst acknowledging the genre categories that shape the production, distribution and reception of all films, including those marketed as 'art'.

Module aims

Aims of the module:

1. To provide students with an overview and knowledge of major developments in film outside the Hollywood tradition
2. To provide opportunities for developing an understanding and critical analysis of the ways in which films represent national/regional histories and the factors that shape their reception as national, transnational or 'world' cinemas.
3. To develop students' analytical ability and understanding of key concepts and issues in contemporary world cinema.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should gain
1. A knowledge of key concepts and issues in contemporary world cinema production and distribution.
2. An ability to find and interpret relevant production and reception data.
3. An ability to undertake research on a theme or trend in world cinema, and discuss issues of aesthetics, production, distribution and exhibition.
4. An ability to clearly communicate knowledge and understanding of world cinema, in both oral and written work, using the appropriate conventions of scholarly argument.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Anticipated teaching delivery 2021/22: Weekly 1-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar

Bibliography*

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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Moodle Quiz     5% 
Coursework   Essay (2,500 words)    90% 
Practical   Participation    5% 

Additional coursework information

Essay (2,500 words) (70%), Class Participation (5%), Essay proposal (500 words and bibliography) (5%), Quiz (No Submission - Completed on Moodle) - week 22 (5%), Presentation (15%)

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Reassessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Shohini Chaudhuri, email: schaudh@essex.ac.uk.
liftstt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Andrew Birtwistle
Canterbury Christ Church University
Reader in Film and Sound
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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