Using a number of significant films from across the continent of Europe, the unit examines the way in which films can both create the past and transform existing ideas about the past. The unit examines a range of different kinds of films: "historical" films which set out self-consciously to construct a version of the past as well as those in which film-makers have confronted the contemporary problems of their own society.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr film screening/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd Research essay (50%) and 1x2hr formal examination (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%)
(12 Junior credit points in History or Ancient History) or (6 Senior credit points in European Studies) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and CultureProhibitions