You may, If you wish, discuss the same text/thinker in a summative assignment as you have discussed in a piece of formative assignment, but you must not reproduce in part or whole any of your formative assignment in your summative assignment.
Students following assessment method C (Examination + Assessed Essay) are required to write one essay of 2,000-2,500 words on one of the below topics.
Students following assessment method A (Assessed Essay only) are required to write one essay of 4,000-4,500 words on the treatment of a given topic. You may select one of the topics listed below OR, alternatively, agree a different topic in consultation with the module tutor by Thursday of week 9 of the Spring Term.
1. Analyse the treatment of the historical past and/or its legacy for contemporary experience by at least two films from the course.
2. Critically assess the importance of considering a film’s authorship in order to judge its significance with reference to at least two films from the course.
3. Compare the representation of space in at least two films from the course.
4. French film scholar René Prédal has argued that French cinema does not rely on genres, because of the importance of both the realist and the art cinema traditions to national filmmaking practice. Discuss this claim with reference to at least two films from the course.
5. Analyse how at least two films from the course negotiate issues of contemporary French national identity.
6. Compare the mediation of marginal identities (for example relating to sexuality, class, ethnicity or gender) by at least two films from the course.
Films from the course can include recommendations for further viewing given on the Module Outline.
You should note that in the examination for this module, you will not be permitted to answer a question relating to material on which you have submitted an assessed essay.