CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

MSS2CFI

2019

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

Students in this subject are introduced to a crosscultural exploration and history of world cinema produced from the 1960s to thepresent.  In this subject students will study a number of key auteurs,movements and manifestoes, by looking at a range of case studies incontemporary global cinema that includes: American films; films of theindependent sector; the French New Wave; Hong Kong films; Iranian allegoricalcinema; Korean horror films; the cinema of exile and diaspora; amongst manyothers. This subject also examines some of the debates and theoreticalissues in World Cinema and explores the film festival art cinema circuit. It also provides students with  practical experience in the curation of afilm festival program of world cinema films.  This subject will addressthe Global Citizenship Essential through the assignment in which students willcurate a film festival program that draws on a diversity of perspectives,values, cultural and political circumstances that are represented in films frommany world cinema producing countries. 


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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CST2CFI & CST3CFI & MSS3CFI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the World Cinema films and themes studied and their historical and cultural contexts

Activities:
Film screenings, lecture, seminar discussion and online blog.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Online blog in LMS.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Appreciate and critically analyse in extended detail 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 group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Think creatively about the task of curating a program for an international film festival, including the importance of taking diverse cultural perspectives into account.

Activities:
Curatorial film festival project and catalogue essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Present curated film festival program to the group.

Activities:
Oral presentation with audio-visual resources presented to the group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, 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.
"A screening venue will be needed as we will be showing films as well as providing a lecture."

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.
"Two tutorial rooms will be needed"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word paper on a curated season of a film festival program plus catalogue essay.40 01, 04, 05
1,200-word online short peices of writing40 01, 02, 03
800-word equivalent Group seminar presentation20 01, 04, 05