|| TFM1430 |
|| BRITISH FILM HISTORY |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Jamie Medhurst |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Kate E Egan |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay of 4,500 words ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay of 3,000 words ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resits of assignments where necessary. The assignments will follow a similar structure but focus on a different topic.||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the development of over 100 years of British cinema.
show a critical engagement with the issues that have animated British film culture and debates about the developments in British cinema.
show a detailed awareness of the different historical movements and aesthetic practices that have made up British cinema.
show a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between British cinema and wider British culture and history.
This module provides an important historical dimension for the department'r Film Studies provision at MA level. Part of its logic is to historicize some of the debates and theories encountered and evaluated in The Film Text: Analysis and Interpretation module (TFM0130). The module also exploits department strengths and will be taught by three research-active members of staff.
The module will provide students with a range of detailed studies of moments in British film history, embracing key movements and developments. It will look at historical occurrences and the consequences of important films and groups of films, both in terms of aesthetic influence and social impact. A range of questions will be addressed, such as: What is the ambiguous relationship between the British film industry and Hollywood? and how far do British films exploit or fabricate a sense of national identity? Questions such as these will cut across the more solidly historical concerns of the module.
Teaching and learning will involve two members of staff from the department, each bringing their own area of expertise to this rich course.
To be confirmed
|| Through student thought about the appropriateness of film theories in the use of film analysis. Some of the learning will focus on issues or key questions. |
|| This element is developed through student' own investigations into written and audiovisual material that they can bring to bear upon the course and their essays. They will also have a session that looks into practical research in the National Library of Wales. |
|| Students will be expected to contribute to in-class discussions and relate their own research progress orally |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| In the course of the module, there will be points where students will be asked to think reflexively about their reading and viewing, as well as how their research is progressing. |
|| Although there is no official groupwork on the course, it is hope that students will work together in seminars for small tasks and small-group discussions. |
|| Students will have to word-process essays, and can make use of the internet for research purposes. |
This module is at CQFW Level 7