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FS45FD: CINEMATIC CITIES B (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course will focus on the relationship between the cinema and the urban environment, focusing on specific thematic issues. These include: the city and cinematic visions of utopia/dystopia; the city and the figure of the detective/fl-neur/fl-neuse; the city as site of cultural encounter and social conflict; the city as a site of globalisation; the city and production and consumption; the city and the development/reworking of cinematic tradition. The course will also explore the relationship between the experience of cinematic space and urban space, and how they have been interconnected throughout the history of cinema.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second 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?

  • One of FS2002 Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life (Passed) or FS2003 Cinema and Modernity (Passed) or FS2505 Cinema and Crisis (Passed) or FS2506 Cinema and Revolution (Passed) or FS30ME Border Crossing: an Introduction to Transnational Cinema (Passed)
  • Film And Visual Culture (FS) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The course will focus on the relationship between the cinema and the urban environment, focusing on specific thematic issues. These include: the city and cinematic visions of utopia/dystopia; the city and the figure of the detective/fl-neur/fl-neuse; the city as site of cultural encounter and social conflict; the city as a site of globalisation; the city and production and consumption; the city and the development/reworking of cinematic tradition. The course will also explore the relationship between the experience of cinematic space and urban space, and how they have been interconnected throughout the history of cinema.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

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%) Resit: not normally available

Formative Assessment

Students are expected to complete blackboard submissions each week, on which feedback is provided. The first essay and the seminar presentation are completed during the course. Feedback on these pieces of work will provided to the student in helping to frame the work that will be done for the research essay.

Feedback

Through comments on MyAberdeen submissions and essays,

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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