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For much of its history, cinema has been both loved and reviled for its ability to move audiences and make us “feel.” In this course, you will explore our complex investments in cinema’s affective capacities. Moving across various genres and forms – for example silent film melodramas, long form television drama, crossover films, documentary, queer cinema and independent cinema – you will examine some of the ways in which affect and emotion are summoned and enacted in screen media. Through a close study of  key concepts and debates in the discipline and screen texts, you will gain an understanding of how and why questions about screen(ing) emotions continue to be so important today.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: 48 UOC overall, including 6 UOC at level 1 and 6 UOC at level 2 in one of the following streams, Film Studies

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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