The student’s level of English should be a C1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to hold her own, critically and academically, in analyses, explanations and discussions of aspects and issues related to the subject/discipline.
She/he can deal effectively with the most relevant critical approaches to film through their application to a corpus of film texts in English..
The student can effectively address and apply critical theories and methodologies relevant to the elaboration of an academic essay and/or a specific research project.
She/he is able to approach the analysis of different film texts critically.
This is an interdisciplinary unit, whose prime aim is to advance the intersections of art, media, society and culture. The course is therefore designed to give students familiarity with contemporary British culture with a breath of political, economic and historical knowledge. It will provide a working knowledge of key writings by cultural studies’ critics; contextualisations of given periods in British history and culture; an understanding of the inter-connections between film as media and power structures, as well as an overview of major British film genres. By thus “articulating” influential strands in recent British history and culture, the purpose of this course is to develop students’ ability to establish, and/or critically link, varying concentric contexts so as to arrive at more in-depth analyses of a specific body of films and thus produce original work. The unit’s interdisciplinary profile logically connects it to many of the other subjects on offer in the course, most particularly to the first semester, compulsory unit entitled “working with film in English”, as well as the second semester, optional subject “Issues in representation”.