Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour screening and a 2 hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
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Usually 12.5 points of first year Screen & Cultural Studies and 25 points of second year Screen & Cultural Studies.
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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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry. It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Wendy Haslem
This subject offers a close study of film noir texts from Friz Lang’s M to David Lynch’s new noir with a focus on the history and evolution of film noir, and its changing representations of sexuality and society. The subject will consider the way in which social, political and moral factors influence cinematic style and subject matter. Topics studied will include the silent period; noir and German expressionism; noir horror; classic Hollywood noir of the 40s; postmodern noir and the evolving image of the femme fatale. Students should complete the subject with an understanding of the relationship between film and history; the stylistic development of the film noir body of texts from the silent period to the present; of new approaches to historiography; of the symbolic relevance of the changing image of the femme fatale in the film noir; and of postmodern cinematic practice in relation to contemporary film noir.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A 15 minute Seminar Presentation (1500 words) 30% (written up and submitted one week after its presentation in class), a 2500 word Research Essay - or - a 2500 word Reflective Essay that contextualises and offers a rationalisation for a creative project 60% (due in the examination period) and the role of Moderator of a Seminar Presentation 10%. The role of moderator involves introducing a presentation, engaging with the information offered and posing questions at the end.
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day.
All assessment must be submitted in order to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Gender Studies |
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Gender Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Screen and Cultural Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Gender Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Screen and Cultural Studies
Screen and Cultural Studies
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