From Silent to Sound Cinema (ARHT2652)

UNIT OF STUDY

Examining cinema as a manifestation of modernity, this unit of study contextualizes film as commodity, industry, institution and mass production of the senses. These concepts will be explored through a study of early American cinema and the Weimar cinema of Germany. The focus is on the aesthetics of the genres of Slapstick, Melodrama, and Horror/Fantasy, studied within an understanding of the historical and industrial context of each national cinema.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011), (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011), (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)

Prohibitions

ARHT2052, ARHT2052, ARHT2052

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.