Postgraduate Course: Cinema Auteurs (CLLC11139)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Cinema Auteurs focuses on the work of a number of important filmmakers who have developed distinct styles, using the much-debated concepts of the auteur and authorship in cinema as its springboard.
Cinema Auteurs allows students to explore the work of important directors from around the world in detail. Key topics to be discussed include: the usefulness or obsolescence of the concept of individual authorship in cinema; cinema as both a highly collaborative art and activity and a means of individual artistic expression; the role of gender, sexuality and politics in considering issues of authorship; and the differences between mainstream and art cinema filmmakers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students on LLC MSc programmes get first priority to this course. If you are not on an LLC course, please let your administrator or the course administrator know you are interested in the course. Unauthorised enrolments will be removed.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x 1000 word short essay (30% of final mark)
1 x 3000 word final essay (70% of final mark)
||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:
- Familiarity with the work of a selection of filmmakers
- Ability to 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||Dr Pasquale Iannone
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618