10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In mainstream as in independent French cinema, History has informed many films. But the role cinema has to play in conveying information about the past has been frequently questioned. This module looks first at the enduring relationship between History and French cinema, followed by a close examination of the representation of History in cinema. The different contemporary forms of historical films (Heritage cinema) will be addressed, to understand and consider the role played by contemporary films in important historical discourses. The representation of specific historical events marking French society will be covered in films such as La Reine Margot, Indigènes and Welcome.

Staff Contact: Sophie Belot
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, 15% Presentation

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