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The City in Film and Television

There is an extensive scholarship on the cinematic city which crosses periods and national cinemas. In contrast, there is almost no discussion of the way in which the city appears through television. This course seeks to explore the audio-visual city in both cinema and television. Commencing with the developed scholarship on the cinematic city, the course will then explore the extent to which these ideas can fruitfully be extended to the more domestic medium of television. The course is thus concerned with particular film and television cities, such as Los Angeles, Paris, London and Glasgow, and more general theorisations of the urban and the audio-visual, paying particular attention to the interplay of medium specificity and national histories.


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Module Leader


Professor Charlotte Brunsdon