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FI911 - Journeys and Landscapes in Film and Television

  • Module code: FI911
  • Module name: Journeys and Landscapes in Film and Television
  • Department: Film and Television Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Please note the title of this module has recently changed to 'Cities and Landscapes in Film'. This module aims to explore questions of representation through a study of the cinematic representation of place. It will explore how in recent years, a number of important publications have appeared that privilege the encounter between cinema and the city. This has resulted in the emergence of an identifiable canon of films and periods that might include such instances as Berlin in the 1920s, Paris in the 1960s and New York in the 1970s. The module thus commences with an investigation of the constitution of this city canon, looking in detail at selected films and the critical debates that surround them, as well as some key writings about the city which originate outside film studies. It will then move on to introduce the study of landscape in cinema and the range of critical methodologies that might be appropriate in developing an understanding of the location of more rural cinematic topographies. Here, the focus will be on contemporary world cinema with case-studies that might include Thai, Chinese and Chilean cinema.

Principal learning outcomes

Through a range of methodological and topographical case-studies, you will develop a stronger and more integrated understanding of the inter-relationship between place, location and cinematic representation. You will also gain a grounded insight into a number of important filmmaking cultures, histories and regions.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, Seminars and tutorials.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FI911-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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