HST212 Film and History (8)

This subject examines the ways in which films shape the collective memory. Students will consider movies' portrayal of political and social change, war and society, class, race, ethnicity and gender, and national identity. Close attention will be given to the historical contexts in which films were produced. The subject also examines the nature and value of movies as historical sources. A range of significant films from Europe, America, Australia and the Third World will be viewed.




No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate their familiarity with ways in which historians approach the study of movies
  • Be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of film's relation to history
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to assess and interpret evidence drawn from a range of sources
  • Be able to demonstrate enhanced skills of critical thinking and expression

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

Film and history The silent era Film and the world wars The totalitarian era and film The Cold War and film Film and crime from Film Noir to the 1990s The supernatural and religion in film The French New Wave Hollywood's new 'Golden Age': the 1970s The Vietnam War and film Film and the question of Australian national identity: the 1970s and 1980s Third World cinema European cinema: film and political transformation

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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