30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides the opportunity for parallel study of the British drama, cinema and television of the post-war period. This era saw the emergence of influential styles, prominent figures and landmark texts in all three artistic forms: e.g. the plays of John Osbourne (Look Back in Anger), television drama (Cathy Come Home) and key British films, such as Ealing comedies (The Man in the White Suit), retrospective war films (The Cruel Sea) and social problem films (Sapphire). The module will explore the evolving post-war cultural landscape to contextualise and critically appraise examples from these interrelated literary, performative and representational media.

Staff Contact: FORREST DAVID
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK