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FS3509: TOPIC IN FILM AND VISUAL CULTURE A (2017-2018)

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Course Overview

Transnational Cinematic Childhoods

Cinematic representations of children and childhood are simultaneously romanticised and fraught with tensions. Are children inherently innocent? The dead, queer, absent and precocious children depicted in the films studied on this course challenge such a notion. This cross-disciplinary course undertakes an analysis of the ways in which childhood is constructed cinematically and transnationally. Case studies are largely drawn from Hispanic contexts and include The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), The Others (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006).

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

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

This course will offer in-depth knowledge and understanding of cinematic representations of children and childhood.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

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Assessment

!st Attempt: One 2500-word essay (40%); 1 two-hour written examination (50%); Seminar Assessment (10%). Resit: Written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students are expected to complete MyAberdeen submissions each week, on which feedback is provided. The essay is completed during the course. Feedback on this work will provided to the student in helping them to prepare for the examination.

Feedback

Through comments on MyAberdeen submissions and essays.

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