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Contemporary Film Theory and Criticism (12 points)
Leader: Constantine Verevis
Synopsis: This is primarily a reading unit that will consider aspects of film theory since 1975. A major portion of the unit will be devoted to the debates around modernism and post-modernism as they relate to film studies. Other areas of investigation include: textual analysis, feminist film theory, historical poetics, historical reception studies, queer film theory, and the impact of the cultural studies and Cinema books of Gilles Deleuze. Film texts for exploration will include those from Australian, American, European and Asian cinemas.
Assessment: First Essay (4500 words): 45% + Second essay (4500 words): 45% + Seminar participation: 10% + Fifth year students will be expected to read more widely and work at a higher level.
Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar plus 2 hour screening per week
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