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The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of essential genres, styles and forms in film history through the particular lens of comedy. Students will be introduced to general theories of comedy, which will be linked to close analysis of individual films from several national cinemas and numerous auteurs and actors. Each week will be organised around a comic theme with a theoretical reading and pertinent examples discussed in the first session and a major film work, with additional reading, analysed in the second. Students will be marked according to two essays, participation and attendance, and weekly Blackboard posts.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 100% Continuous assessment: 1 short essay, 1500-2000 words (30%); 1 research essay 3000-4000 words (40%); 1 Project (20%); Seminar Assessment (10%). Resit: For honours students only: candidates achieving CAS mark of 6 - 8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new essay.
Students are expected to complete Blackboard submissions each week, on which feedback is provided. The first essay is completed during the course. Feedback on this work will be provided to the students, thus helping them to prepare for the research essay.