This course explores film experience from a chosen theoretical perspective (e.g. phenomenological, cultural studies, new materialist, cognitive). It offers enhanced insights into film theoretical traditions and schools, emphasizing the methodological question of applying the chosen approach to a particular genre, period, style or a thematic area. The course draws from topical or on-going research projects, and its special focus varies from term to term.
On completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate:
- an enhanced knowledge of a chosen film theoretical question
- an advanced familiarity with a film theoretical tradition and its methodological consequences
- an ability to critically formulate and evaluate research problems within this particular domain of cinema studies.