Postgraduate Units of Study
EUST6901 - European Cinema and National Identities
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Vrasidas Karalis
Phone: +61 2 9351 7252
Cinema powerfully portrays cultural myths and national propensities and in the process provides profound insights into the heart of a nation and its people. In the twentieth century, cinema has offered new understandings of the national past and new visions of a possible future. Equally, in turbulent times movies can serve as catalysts for social change. This unit, with a broad geographic and chronological sweep, offers students an understanding of European politics and history through the medium of national cinemas. The screenings of old and new European classics are presented by academic staff with a range of expertise in European languages, culture, politics and history. All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
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