|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Project 4,000 word project||80%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 1 1,000 word assignment||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment 1 1,000 word assignment||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Project 4,000 word project||80%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of movies as primary historical sources, including the ability to contextualise them with other primary sources.
Demonstrate an understanding of transnational history, particularly of concepts such as: diaspora, migration, and cultural transfer.
Demonstrate the ability to apply methods for analysing visual sources (movies) to different contexts, particularly of mobility, social and political change.
The module will explore the birth of the ‘noir’ genre in the 1950s Hollywood as the ‘collateral effect’ of a broad diaspora of movie makers. Through this example it will provide case studies to use movies as primary source, and to analyse processes of transnational cultural transfers.
This module aims to expand students’ awareness on the use of visual sources in history, through a selection of very specific case studies. It also aims to provide the tools to analyse movies historically, and to be able to identify relevant contextual sources.
From ‘Caligari’ to ‘M’: crime in Weimar movies
Tabloids, trials, and Berlin’s criminal underground
The diaspora movies: ‘Ministry of Fear’
War and spy stories: ‘Cloak and Dagger’
The origin of noir: ‘Scarlett Street’ and ‘The Big Heat’
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Professional communication||Oral and written communication skills will be developed through seminars and feedback on written work. Written skills will be assessed through assignments.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5