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FS30GG: TRAPPED ON FILM: THE HERO AND THE CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE A (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

The course will invite comparisons between key critical texts and themes which focus on variants of entrapment, as presented in a range of feature films. Film adaptation, analysing narrative form and constructions of place and the production of space will inform our investigations, in addition to considering the linkage between films and their social and historical contexts within popular culture.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will invite comparisons between key critical texts and themes which focus on variants of entrapment, as presented in a range of feature films. Film adaptation, analysing narrative form and constructions of place and the production of space will inform our investigations, in addition to considering the linkage between films and their social and historical contexts within popular culture.

Further Information & Notes

This course is available in 2014/15 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (50%), one 2,000-2,500 word essay (40%), and SAM (10%).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students are expected to complete blackboard submissions through MyAberdeen each week, which then provide the basis for seminar discussions.

The essay is completed during the course. Feedback on this work will be provided to the student in helping them to prepare for the examination.

Feedback

Through comments on essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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