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EUR4520 - Filming the Nation: (Re)Configuring European National Myths

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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.


As for EUR3520, with the additional objective that students will develop a critical analysis of competing theories of ideology, myth and national identity and the relationship between film and ideology and myth, so as to develop a theory of national cinema.


2 Seminar papers (1500 words each): 30%
Essay (3500 words): 40%
Take-home exam (2.5 hours equivalent): 30%

Contact hours

3 hours per week