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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Foreignness and Otherness in Transnational Cinema (LLLG07064)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course introduces students to the key concepts of 'Otherness' and foreignness in transnational cinema. We will explore how ┐Otherness┐ is portrayed in the cinemas of selected conflict and post-conflict zones, and in mainstream Hollywood. The overarching goal is to think of cinema as refracting ideologies and local politics, and to approach cultural representations of foreignness and otherness from a transnational critical perspective.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
┐ Understand concepts of otherness and foreignness
┐ Describe different concepts of otherness and foreignness in different national cinemas
┐ Explain how the cinematic perceptions of ┐foreign Others┐ are connected with specific cultural and ideological contexts
┐ Discuss such representations from a transnational perspective
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Martine Pierquin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1182
Email: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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