Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4.5 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate or diploma or fourth year honours in Cinema Studies, Gender Studies or Master of Cinema Management.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorProf Barbara Creed
This subject will examine the development of contemporary film theory of the post-1968 period. Students will be expected to critically evaluate the significance and applicability of some of the following theoretical approaches: formalism and structuralism, apparatus theory, feminist film theory and spectatorship, Lacanian and Althusserian paradigms, postmodernism, queer, and postcolonial theory. In particular, the emphasis will be on redressing the balance in a tradition of film theories that have favoured vision over sound. Through the writings of Altman, Chion, Lastra and others, consideration will be given to the significance that film sound has in the context of film "spectatorship", materiality, technology and interpretation. Students will attend seminars that involve a variety of approaches: close analysis, close readings, research, thesis writing, paper presentation. Finally, students will be required to present a paper based on a close reading of a specific film text with reference to its use of film language. Students will also conduct research into this film in relation to its production history, distribution and reception and relate their findings as to the place of the film within the history of film theory.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will be able to: |
|Assessment:||A 2000 word tutorial paper 40% (due during the semester), and a 3000-word essay or web site 60% (due during examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
Master of Arts Management |
Master of Cinema Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management
Cinema Studies |
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