Units of Study
ENGL3604 - Cinematic Modernism
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Melissa Hardie
Phone: +61 2 9351 7737
This unit will explore the effects of the film medium on the existing cultural technologies of literature in the first half of the twentieth century. We will ask how technical possibilities only partially explored by their native medium were transmitted freely into others: poetry, prose, theatre. Blending film history with literary history, and ranging both alongside pivotal works in the cultural theory of modernism, the unit will equip students with an inter-media perspective on cultural change and transposition.
4x500wd blog entries (40%) and 1x4000wd essay (60%)
Films: Le sang d'un poète (dir. Cocteau) Rose Hobart (dir. Cornell) Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (dir. Ruttman) Piccadilly (dir. Dupont) Man With a Movie Camera (dir. Vertov) King Kong (dir. Cooper) The Fountainhead (dir. Vidor) Wise Blood (dir. Huston) Short films (dir. Charles and Ray Eames) Tokyo Story (dir. Ozu)
Novels: The Fountainhead (Rand) Wise Blood (O'Connor)
A Resource Book, available from the University Copy Centre.
Credit or above in 18 senior credit points of English
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
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