Major Debates in Film Theory (EAF1501)

30 credits

This module will introduce you to a series of major debates in film theory, from issues of realism and film language to stardom, authorship, and genre, and theoretical ideas like psychoanalysis, ideology, and ontology. Together, these ideas will build you a conceptual framework for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large. The module will familiarise you with these theoretical approaches, situate them in the broader development of Film Studies as an academic discipline, and demonstrate how these theories can be productively applied to analyse film texts in new and different ways.