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Semester: 2

Credits: 30

FM4113: Ecocinema: The Nature of Film

This Honours module explores cinema’s relationship to the natural environment through a combination of historical, textual, and theoretical analysis. Students will study the history of film’s reliance upon both natural materials and technologies. They will consider how the environment has been represented in a range of films, including natural history films, environmentalist documentaries, art and experimental films, and popular genre films, from Hollywood westerns to science fiction and apocalypse films. And they will study the role of nature, landscape, and the environment in film theory. Specific films and theories will vary from semester to semester. For further details on the specific focus of the module for the current semester, contact the Department of Film Studies.


2:00 - 4:00 pm Mondays (seminar); 5:00 - 7:30 pm Thursdays (screening)

Dr Lucy Fife Donaldson (Co-ordinator), Dr Philippa Lovatt (Lecturer) and Dr Paul Flaig (Lecturer)