- Department: English and Related Literature
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Erica Sheen
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: M
- Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
- See module specification for other years: 2021-22
|A||Semester 1 2023-24|
·To introduce the advanced study of the new cinemas of post-war Europe
·To explore the historical, cultural and intellectual interrelations between these cinemas and contemporary literary culture
·To place these interrelations in the context of the political reconstruction of post-war Europe and the rise of the Cold War
·To develop an appropriate critical, historical and theoretical framework for the analysis of individual literary and film texts
·To develop individual and collaborative skills of argument and presentation
·The textual and contextual analysis of post-war European film and literature; a grasp of the formal and technical questions raised by individual texts; an understanding of the broader aesthetic and political implications of these issues; a grasp of the critical field currently engaged in this area of research
Academic and graduate skills
For more information about the feedback you will receive for your work, see section 12 of the department's Guide to Assessment (PDF , 1,244kb).
Films by Rossellini, Fellini, Visconti, Rosi, Bertolucci, Bresson, Godard, Truffaut, Fassbinder, Schl¶ndorff; literary works by Boito, Lampedusa, Moravia, Levi, Bernanos, Roch©, Fontane, Boll, Grass.