Postgraduate Course: Cinema Auteurs 2 (CLLC11044)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Using the much debated concepts of auteur and authorship in cinema as its springboard, Cinema Auteurs 2 will focus on the work of a number of film directors who have developed distinctive film styles. The course will not be limited to European film, allowing for the comparative analysis of the work of European and non-European filmmakers, looking at various connections and comparing frameworks of references in international cinema. We will concentrate on the relationship of motifs to themes in a director's work. Key topics to be discussed in the course of the programme include: the issue of the usefulness or obsolescence of the concept of authorship in cinema considered in the context of changing cultural, socio-historical and filmmaking practices, gender, philosophy and politics in cinema, film aesthetics.
Directors to be covered in 2017-18:
Luis Buñuel, Ida Lupino, Luchino Visconti, John Huston, Lina Wertmüller, Ken Russell, Theo Angelopoulos, Claire Denis, Lynne Ramsay and Jia Zhang-Ke.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative: 20 minute presentation
Summative: 4000 word essay (100%)
||Students will discuss their essay topics with the relevant lecturer and will receive written feedback on their final essay. Students will receive comments on their presentations.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the work of a selection of filmmakers.
- Conduct in-depth critical analysis and comparative studies of a body of works in relation to current theoretical debates.
|* C. Paul Sellors. (2011). Film Authorship: Auteurs and Other Myths. New York: Columbia University Press. |
* Caughie, John (Ed.). (1981). Theories of Authorship: A Reader (Vol. British Film Institute Readers in Film Studies). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul in association with the British Film Institute.
* Gerstner, David A. and Staiger, Janet. (2003). Authorship and Film (Vol. AFI film readers). New York: Routledge.
* Grant, Barry Keith (Ed.) (2008). Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
* Wollen, Peter. (1998). Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. London: BFI.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Pasquale Iannone
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465