Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4.5 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate or diploma or fourth year honours in screen studies, gender studies, Master of Cinema Management, Master of Arts and Cultural Management (Moving Image).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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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. 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.
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). Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject.|
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Master of Arts and Cultural Management |
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management
Gender Studies |
Screen and Cultural Studies
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