This unit interrogates the representation of gender and sexuality in film. Through a series of genre-based modules (musicals, film noir, period films), students will be encouraged to consider the role costumes play in film style, narrative structure and the construction of categories of gender and sexuality. The unit introduces key aspects of feminist film theory including: the relationship between genre and gender, the representation of bodies and desire, the logic of the "gaze" and the dynamics of spectatorship, and the impact of clothing on identity.
ASSESSMENT: 3000 words internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)
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