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MODL3055
Module Reading List

Current Enquiries into Film Studies, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Mani King Sharpe
m.sharpe@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1 'Introduction'

There is no core reading or viewing for this week.

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Week 2 ‘Film Festivals’

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  • Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008)    

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 Week 3 ‘Participatory Filmmaking and International Development’

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Week 4 ‘Feminist Media Historiography’

Core reading

  • Shelley Stamp, ‘Feminist Media History and the Work Ahead’, Screening the Past, Issue 40 (Sept. 2015). Available at: http://www.screeningthepast.com/2015/08/feminist-media-historiography-and-the-work-ahead/  
  • Women’s Film and Television History Network (Christine Gledhill, Laraine Porter, Debashree Mukherjee, Melanie Bell, Ulrike Sieglor, Rashmi Sawhney).  
  • ‘Researching Women’s Film History’, The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, (Wiley Blackwell, 2019) – copy available on Minerva.  
  • Christine Gledhill and Julia Knight (eds.) Doing Women’s Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future (Illinois: Illinois University Press, 2015). ‘Introduction’ (pp. 1-12)  
  • For accessible case studies/examples of methodology also see articles in this collection by Michele Leigh, ‘Reading Between the Lines: History and the Studio Owner’s Wife’ (pp. 42-52) and Luke McKernan, ‘Searching for Mary Murillo’ (pp. 78-92).  

Viewing List / Websites

This type of research doesn’t take the ‘film’/text as its object of enquiry per se. In lieu of viewing I would like students to consult the following websites:

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Week 5 ‘Approaches to Genre’

 This session will focus on genre as a concept in film studies, moving from early film theories use of the term (Bazin, Schatz), historical perspectives and critical inflections via a consideration of the film Girlfight (2000).

Core reading

Core viewing

Girlfight (Karyn Kusama, 2000)  

Further Reading

Further Viewing:

Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2015)    

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Week 6 ‘Videographic Criticism’

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Core viewing (videoessays)

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Week 8 ‘Film Culture’

Core reading

Stephanie Dennison, "Cinema and Public Security: The Elite Squad Phenomenon", in Remapping Brazilian Film Culture in the 21st Century (Routledge 2019).  

Core viewing

Elite Squad (Jose Padilha, 2007)  

Further reading

Janet Harbord, Film Cultures (Sage: 2002)    

Turner, G. (ed) The Film Cultures Reader. London and New York: Routledge.    

Further viewing

Elite Squad: the Enemy Within (Jose Padilha, 2010)    

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Week 9 ‘Facing the Mind in French Cinema’

Core reading

  • Doane, Mary Ann (2003) 'The Close-Up: Scale and Detail in the Cinema', Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 89-111  
  • Ezra, Elizabeth (2010) 'Cléo's Masks: Regimes of Objectification in the French New Wave',  Yale French Studies, No. 118/119, Noeuds de mémoire: Multidirectional Memory in Postwar French and Francophone Culture, pp. 177-190  

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Week 10 ‘Reenactment’

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This list was last updated on 27/09/2019