European Film and History (HSTY2608)


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.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr film screening/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2500wd Research essay (50%) and 1x2hr formal examination (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


(12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (6 Senior credit points of European Studies) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)



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