The Media on Film

Module code: MS3014

This module engages in analysing how various media forms are represented and interrogated through film. The theoretical heart of the enquiry is a postmodernist one, thinking about intertextuality and (self)reflexivities in and across media texts.

Topics covered

  • Self-reflexivity and reflexivity
  • Intertextuality
  • Postmodern film theory
  • Cognitive film theory
  • Parody and satire
  • Media histories
  • Media ethics
  • Questions of adaptation
  • Representational discourses
  • The use of comedy for didactic purposes
  • Media and film cultures

Learning

  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 22 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 11 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 105 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 2,500 words (90%)
  • Weekly discussion board (10%)