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58322 Screening the Past

Requisite(s): 58225 Introduction to Film Studies
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50255 Documentary Study


Through a detailed engagement with a broad range of different media (including film, video, television and new media) this subject explores the various channels through which we come to know, understand and engage with the past, memory and historical experience. Drawing on extensive scholarship in the field, students analyse how, and with what effects, certain texts from the historical blockbuster to experimental video confirm, challenge and/or complicate our understanding of the past and its relationship to the present.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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