Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Watching Stars: Film and the Star System - ICLS2637

Year - 2019

This unit will investigate how film stars reflect national preoccupations and how they achieve national and transnational fame. It will examine and compare several major film stars from several cultures and will analyse their star image through, for example, their on-screen performance in film adaptations, their celebrity bodies and faces and their representations in the popular media. Students will be introduced to film star theories. Students will have to attend at least 4 film screenings.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1000wds equivalent Oral Presentation (20%), 2x 2500wd Essay (80%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: International and Comparative Literary Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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 undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.