|Module Title||REPRESENTATIONS OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILM|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mikel Koven|
|Pre-Requisite||TF10210 , TF31920|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment||Essay||3 x 2,500 word essays, Essay 1 - 33%, Essay 2 - 33%, Essay 3 - 34%||100%|
|Resit assessment||as above|
Typically, on completion of this module, students will be able to:
- critically assess a history film as a product of a specific socio-political and cultural context;
- challenge the `authority? of `the filmed document? as it pertains to the Holocaust;
- critically assess how Hollywood films about the Holocaust address themselves to a mainstream American audience;
- critically assess how European films about the Holocaust address themselves to their domestic audiences, and how those audiences are assumed to be different from those of a Hollywood film.
Basis of student knowledge:
This module assumes that students already
- Have an understanding of the major critical discourses of film studies (i.e. the auteur theory, classical Hollywood cinema, genre study);
- Know the basic terminology that film studies utilise (mise-en-scene, montage, frame, diegetic/non-diegetic sources, etc.);
- Are familiar with certain key textbooks; specifically Pam Cook?s The Cinema Book and Bordwell and Thompson?s Film Art ? an introduction.
Each week there are 2-4 assigned essays contained within a specially prepared `reader? for students. These readings come from a variety of sources, including journals, critical anthologies, and chapters in longer monographs.