Memory of the World: Key Films (ARHT2653)


1. A historical study of independent cinema, or New Wave movements in post-World War II Europe, including Italian Neo- Realism, the French New Wave and New German Cinema among others. 2. The study of Gilles Deleuze's thesis about these cinematic movements and concepts. 3. A study of the idea of Epic cinema cross-culturally so as to understand how memory is erased, sustained and created anew by film.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (6 Senior credit points from ICLS)



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