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Postgraduate Course: Cinema Auteurs (CLLC11139)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryCinema 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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. No auditors are permitted.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x 1000 word short essay (30% of final mark)
1 x 3000 word final essay (70% of final mark)
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Familiarity with the work of a selection of filmmakers
  2. Ability to conduct in-depth, critical analysis and comparative studies of a body of works in relation to current theoretical debates.
Reading List
* 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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Pasquale Iannone
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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