This course, which will introduce you to the study of British cinema, is organised in three main parts. Finally, in the last part of the course, we will consider how the ‘place-image’ of the North of England is produced across film and television. As television fiction has been significant within the British audio-visual landscape, we will also pay (very limited) attention to some of the overlaps between film and television.
The course will be taught in a workshop/ seminar format with some lectures and student presentations. Asterisked reading in the list below is the required reading for the week, and you will often need to read this on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, so make your plans accordingly.
The planned timetable for this course is Tuesday afternoon (3-6) and Wednesday morning, normally 10.30-1. You must be able to attend all of both these time slots, and we will discuss exactly how we use the timetable after we have met, but there will always be a screening on the Tuesday.