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FM4306   Feminist Film Studies

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

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: To be arranged

This module offers an introduction to feminist film studies - history and theory whilst addressing questions of representation, aesthetics, ideology, and politics as related to gender and intersecting identities. We will explore what makes a particular film or media practice feminist, and what role media production, distribution, and exhibition have in the process. How do media - images and practice - participate in and/or resist dominant ideas? And in what ways do feminist film studies challenge our received knowledge of film and media theory to date?ß

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: 50

Guided independent study hours: 250

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Take Home Examination (48-hour slot) = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr L Torchin
Module teaching staff: Dr L Torchin, Dr L Donaldson, TBC