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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Unit Introduction
    • Psychoanalysis I
    • Psychoanalysis II
    • Psychoanalysis III
    • Visual Essays
    • Phenomenology / Affect I
    • Phenomenology / Affect II
    • Phenomenology / Affect III
    • Trauma / Memory I
    • Trauma / Memory II
    • Trauma / Memory III
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify concepts, themes and psychoanalytical and philosophical methodologies of screen analysis
  2. appraise themes, concepts and styles in past and present political films
  3. apply discipline knowledge and critical skills to the analysis of past and present political films
  4. synthesise knowledge and skills of psychoanalytical and philosophical analysis and present outcomes in writing and orally.
  • Assignment 1 - Visual Essay Presentation (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Visual Essay (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Journal (30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Research Essay (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

An advanced level subject that explores the history and theory of screen arts, neo-realist, revolutionary and drama cinemas with an emphasis on psychoanalytical and philosophical analysis.

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