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Semester: Whole year

Credits: 60

FM5001: Theory and Practice of Research in Film Studies

This module seeks to provide the kind of sophisticated theoretical and research skills training now regarded as indispensable for all postgraduates. It has both theoretical and methodological orientation and aims at teaching the students to correlate adequately conceptual frameworks and research designs. Its aim are to (a) debate and enrich our common concepts of reading and analyzing cinematic texts and contexts, by providing a range of different perspectives on film theory and methodology of criticism and various approaches to cinematic research, and (b) offer high-quality training related to methodology which stresses various aspects of conceiving, pursuing, organising, and successfully completing research projects in film studies.


Semester 1:
Lecture - Tuesday 10.00-12.00 pm - Boardroom, Film Studies
Screening - Monday 4.00-7.00 pm - The Boardroom, 99 North Street
Semester 2:
Lecture - Monday 10.00-12.00 pm - Byre Conference Room
Screening - Tuesday 4.30-7.00 pm - Byre Conference Room

Dr Zoë Shacklock (Lecturer), Dr Philippa Lovatt (Co-ordinator), Professor Dina Iordanova (Lecturer), Dr Leshu Torchin (Lecturer), Dr Tyler Parks (Lecturer) and Isabel Seguí (Lecturer)


Library reading lists for this module