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FM4206   Cinemas of India

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tues, 4.30 pm - 7.00 pm Tues (screening)

This module will go beyond Bollywood and survey the extraordinary range of cinematic production in India since Independence. In addition to classic and contemporary examples of Popular Hindi Cinema (Bollywood), we will also study films from other major industries, such as Tamil and Bengali, as well as a range of cinematic practices, such as documentary, avant-garde and state-funded realist cinema. The module will also allow students to explore the various methodologies currently used to study this hugely important cinema (e.g. auteurist, transnational, ethnographic, sociological).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2001 and pass FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus screening.

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 245

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Anuja Jain