This intermediate elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen texts and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop an appreciation of the history of storytelling on screen, and enhance their ability to read screen texts contextually. The assessment tasks in this unit focus on: key concepts and techniques for close textual analysis in screen studies; effective oral presentation in an academic context; and writing research essays.
|Unit name||Reading the Screen|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Naomi Milthorpe|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse selected films demonstrating knowledge of a. Their form and style b. Relevant cultural and historical contexts
- Construct arguments supported by a. Evidence from your chosen texts b. Engagement with secondary sources
- Communicate your ideas in the form of a. A shot-by-shot analysis b. An oral presentation c. A research essay
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Oral presentation (Pecha Kucha) (25%)|Shot-by-shot analysis (25%)|Research Essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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