Units of Study

ENGL2627 - Screening Sexuality

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate Lilley

Description

This unit explores the relationship between cinema and sexuality in classic films through detailed, historicised readings. Questions to be investigated include the erotics of cinematic genre and form; the sexual politics of representation and spectatorship; stardom, scandal and cult appreciation; cinema and sexuality as technologies of modernity; cinema, sexuality and pedagogy.

Assessments

1x1500wd word essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

'Laura' (dir. Preminger)
'Vertigo' (dir. Hitchcock)
'The Children's Hour' (dir. Wyler)
'Valley of the Dolls' (dir. Robson)
'Dog Day Afternoon' (dir. Lumet)
'Mulholland Drive' (dir. Lynch)
'Todo sobre mi madre' (dir. Almodovar)
'Notes on A Scandal' (dir. Eyre)


Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 junior credit points including ARHT1002 or ENGL1025 or ENGL1026 or ENGL1011 OR 18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Prohibitions

ENGL2027

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Extra .. 1

Film

   

 

     

Extra .. 2

Film 3

   
1 This class runs fortnightly from Week 4 to Week 11
2 This class runs fortnightly from Week 7 to Week 8
3 This class runs fortnightly from Week 7 to Week 8

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2627

           

Lecture

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