20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to developments in Russian and Soviet cinema, from the work of a brilliant group of film pioneers who worked out the fundamentals of film language and created great `revolutionary Cinema', through the historical epics of the Stalin period towards the `film poetry' of innovative directors of the late Soviet and post-Soviet period. The module forms part of the general knowledge of 20th-century Russian culture, and of the history of European film. It offers an overview of major theorist-filmmakers and deals with issues of reception, audience, politics, form, and national and ethnic identities.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Russian Studies):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK