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Filming the Nation: (Re)Configuring European National Myths (12 points)

(ARTS)

Leader: P Anderson and R Lampugnani

Offered:
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject seeks to analyse the ways in which cinema has responded to post-war, post-colonial and post communist crises of national identity. It examines those crises in a number of countries of western and eastern Europe and, through the study of representative films, analyses the ways in which cinema has (re-)figured national identity, constructing, challenging and reconstructing its myths.

Assessment: 2 Seminar papers (1500 words each): 30%, Essay (3500 words): 40%, Take-home exam (2 hours equivalent): 30%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prohibitions: EUR4520


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