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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).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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This course will offer in-depth knowledge and understanding of cinematic representations of children and childhood.
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1st Attempt: 1 essay (2500-3000 words) (35%); 1 research essay (3500 words) or 1 creative project with reflective essay (2500 words) (45%); 1 seminar presentation (10%); Seminar Assessment (10%)
Students are expected to complete blackboard 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 research essay.
Through comments on MyAberdeen submissions and essays.