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MODL5055M
Module Reading List

Current Enquiries into Film Studies, 2021/22, Semester 1
Vlad Strukov
v.strukov@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’

Core reading

Core viewing

 Further reading

Further viewing

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 Week 3 ‘Participatory Filmmaking and International Development’

Core reading

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Week 4 ‘Feminist Media Historiography’

Core reading

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)   Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB)  

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Week 6 ‘Videographic Criticism’

Core reading

Core viewing (videoessays)

The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966; 180 minutes)    

- Alan O’Leary, ‘Occupying Time: The Battle of Algiers’, [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 6.3, 2019 at http://mediacommons.org/intransition/occupying-time-battle-algiers  

- Alan O’Leary ‘No Voiding Time: A Deformative Videoessay’ (37 minutes)

- Please also view the two short introductory videos on the definition of videographic criticism and the venues for it here:

https://vimeo.com/429986603

https://vimeo.com/430052905

 

Further reading and viewing

Videoessays

 

 

Listening and reading

 

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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 30/09/2020