Second year modules


FM2001 | FM2002

FM2001: Modern World Cinemas

Semester: 1

Dr Elisabetta Girelli (Lecturer), Dr Michael Cowan (Lecturer), Dr Dennis Hanlon (Co-ordinator), Sarah Smyth (Tutor), Dr Anuja Jain (Lecturer) and Dr Jennifer O’Meara (Lecturer)

This module continues the exploration of issues of film history and historiography which began in FM1002. It introduces students to the most important cinematic developments of the second part of the twentieth century (such as, among others, Nouvelle Vague, New German cinema, New Latin American cinema, New Hollywood, New African cinema, etc) and provides exposure to the work of some of the most important filmmakers of the world. The exploration of film history is put in the context of the forces that shape its transnational networks of production and distribution. The module aims to provide proper understanding of the complex topo-temporal dynamics of world cinemas in a global context.

Dr Dennis Hanlon, Module Convener:

FM2002: Film Culture, Theory, Entertainment

Semester: 2

Dr Lucy Fife Donaldson (Lecturer), Dr Dennis Hanlon (Lecturer), Professor Robert Burgoyne (Lecturer), Dr Michael Cowan (Co-ordinator) and Dr Leshu Torchin (Lecturer)

This module introduces a range of political, philosophical, and cultural approaches to the cinema, centring on the key insights, the breakthrough critical ideas that have informed the study of film and its role in society. The cinema – as a new and revolutionary art form – attracted many of the most powerful thinkers of the 20th century. And with every technological advance in film – including sound, colour, and computer animation – new theories of “what is cinema” emerged, creating a rich and highly concentrated intellectual exchange in a short period of time. These writings comprise the subject of this module.