|| TF32510 |
|| YIDDISH CINEMA |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Mikel Koven |
|| Semester 1 |
|| TF10210 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 20 Hours Seminar. |
|| Other || Weekly viewings |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| essay 1 - 1000 words ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay 2 - 1500 words For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Typically, upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- explore the specific nature and dynamics of Yiddish cinema;
- understand through this the role of minority-group culture in the cultural development and cohesion of a community;
- understand the diversity of symbolic and other resources available to minority culture filmmakers in the pursuit of their objectives.
10 seminars on the following subjects: The Yiddish Language; Ost und West as a proto-example; Joseph Green; Shund and Melodrama; Religious Cinema; The Yiddish Stage; Images of America; The Assimilation Debate; and Jewish Humour.
The aims of this module are two fold: one is to introduce students to the Yiddish language cinema which flourished in the United States and in Poland during the 1930s, a `Golden Age which saw minority language filmmaking aimed primarily at a North American immigrant audience; and the second aim is to use these films and this little studied period of filmmaking history as a paradigm for a discussion on minority language filmmaking in general.
This module is at CQFW Level 6