Fascism and Film
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Availability to be confirmed closer to the time.
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Italian Honours Adviser
Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 28
Guided independent study hours: 122
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Professor D E Duncan
Module teaching staff: Prof D Duncan