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From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
James Jordan
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module presents a history of post-war multicultural Britain through the lens of British film and television, considering how our attitudes to 'race', sexuality and British identity more generally have been defined, challenged and changed by film and television. This will foreground the programmes and films themselves (for example Quatermass and the Pit, Love Thy Neighbour, If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them and EastEnders), but will require you to go beyond the image itself and to engage with the political and social developments of the period, making use of the changing cultural context, newspapers, political developments, production files and archives.

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