Film Genres and National Cinemas (ARHT2656)


Nations are like movies: they are the result of complex imaginings. To what extent have nations been imagined through movies, and have movies been affected by national imaginings? This unit of study takes Hollywood as a starting point to examine the evolving relation of national cinemas and film genres. A national case study - for instance, Australian cinema - will be studied to identify and analyse some of the complexities of the relation of film genres and national audiences.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd classification exercise (20%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


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



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