CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

MSS2CFI

2016

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject provides a cross cultural exploration and history of world cinema produced from the 1960s to the present. In this subject students will study a number of key auteurs, movements and manifestos, by looking at a range of case studies in contemporary global cinema that includes American films, films of the independent sector, the French New Wave, Hong Kong films, Iranian allegorical cinema, Korean horror films, the cinema of exile and diaspora, amongst many others. This subject also provides students with the opportunity to acquire a general understanding of some of the debates, theoretical, practical and creative issues involved with World Cinema and the film festival art cinema circuit.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year level subjects in Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST2CFI & CST3CFI & MSS3CFI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRemapping World cinema: Identity culture and politics in filmsPreliminaryStephanie Dennison & Song Hwee Lim 2006LONDON, WALLFLOWER PRESS
ReadingsThe oxford guide to film studiesPreliminaryJohn Hill & Pamela Church Gibson 1998NY: OXFORD U PRESS
ReadingsWorld Cinemas, transnational PerspectivePreliminaryNatasa Durovicova & Kathleen Newman 2010NY & LONDON: ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appreciate and critically analyse the specific contexts both local and global for the emergence of these cinemas and their reception in the West.

Activities:
Film screenings, lecture and seminar discussion in small and large groups
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Construct and support an argument about a topic in world cinema in written form with precision and clarity, according to methodological conventions of Cinema Studies

Activities:
Essays and exercises with basic references and bibliographies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

03. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the World Cinema films and themes.

Activities:
Film screenings, lecture and seminar discussion in small and large group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Present an oral analysis to small and large groups on world cinema topics.

Activities:
Individual presentations to the group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Think creatively about the task of curating a program for an international film festival.

Activities:
Film screenings, lecture and brainstorming group activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word paper on a curated season of a film festival program/Seminar presentation40 02, 03, 04
1,000-word online short peices of writing40 01, 03, 05
500-word equivalent Group presentation20 01, 02, 04