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IT4026   Fascism and Film

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Availability to be confirmed closer to the time.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Mussolini famously declared that cinema was Fascism's most powerful weapon. Hi opponents often decried the propagandist quality of much of the film-making which took place under the regime. This module examines the Italian film industry between 1930 (the arrival of talkies in Italy) and 1943 (the fall of the regime). It will study the range of films produced under Fascism - comedies, melodrama, historical epics, documentary - to uncover the complexity of the links between Fascism and film.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Italian Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Professor D E Duncan
Module teaching staff: Prof D Duncan