FRANCE IN FILM: THE INVENTION OF FRANCE 1789-1919

FRE3FRF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to French history from the French Revolution to the First World War through the medium of cinema. All lectures, tutorials and readings will be in English. Students majoring in French will attend a separate stream of tutorials in French and complete their written work in French language. In the subject, students are challenged to think about the ways in which we visualize and stage the past; how national memory is remade through the "historical" film; and how different cinematic techniques open up new ways of approaching history. Students will investigate the fault lines of race, class and gender in the nineteenth century; explore the nature of the French colonial project and the experience of empire; and analyse the cultural practices of "Frenchness" that helped to shape a Republican consensus in modern France, including the practice of cinema itself.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Coller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE2FRF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject Reading GuidePrescribedN/AN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Coller

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/film other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2,000-word essay50
one short exercise (400-words)10
one tutorial journal (1,600-words)40