Subject Area: Film Studies
This course engages with specific debates in contemporary film theory at an advanced level. It involves critical analysis of key theoretical texts in film theory debates, and the viewing and analysis of a wide range of films. Through the advanced study of key areas in film theory debates students will develop an understanding of the concerns and parameters of the discipline and the ways in which it explores the ethical, ontological, cultural, and historical implications of particular filmic images and film practices. Possible topics include: theories of film spectatorship, psychoanalysis, realism, film sound and feminist film theory.