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Cinema and Political Theory

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
David Owen
Academic year

Module overview

This module explores the relationship between cinema and political theory. More specifically it addresses cinema as a distinct medium of political theorizing or political education. The module explores this topic through critical engagement of SOME of the following ‘genres’ of cinema: Westerns, Film Noir, Comedies of Re-Marriage, Science Fiction, War, Gothic, Horror in conjunction with selected topics in political theory, drawing on work in both film studies and political theory. (Examples of the kind of films we address would include: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, My Darling Clementine, The Maltese Falcon, Blade Runner, The Philadelphia Story, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Apocalypse Now, Ghost Dog, Days of Glory.)

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