HENB01354U English - Elective 1, topic 4: Modern Britain: Film and Society

Volume 2017/2018



The medium of film offers us the past in its imaginative constructions, its assumed values, its varied landscapes; it allows us too a rare chance for encounter with distant lives, with localities long since disappeared. By viewing British cinema within its historical contexts, and within the analytic framework of ‘the new film history’ (James Chapman), we begin to examine its competing versions of social experience and everyday life. In this course we take a small sample of films, cycles and genres from the postwar era and look at them in depth. We pay particular attention to the historical developments that have shaped British film, including studios, audiences and production values, as well as the wider social and political scene. Changing landscapes, Crime, social change and discontents, and minorities / immigrants are among the major themes around which the course is organised. Students will be encouraged to focus their reading, research and examination work from within these subject areas.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 162,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
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