- Code SCRN3002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Screen Studies
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, History, Visual Arts, Literature, Film
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Katharina Bonzel
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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What is 'real', anyway? This course explores theoretical frameworks and practical issues concerning realism, reality, post- truth, and the interplay between fiction and non-fiction through cinema, television, social media and streaming platforms. It examines approaches to different realist styles and codes in relation to media such as such as digital documentary, direct cinema, social media-mediated autobiography and reality formats from a variety of national and transnational contexts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and compare a range of realist styles and codes in relation to different media such as streaming platforms, television, cinema and social media;
- evaluate and critically analyse theoretical frameworks and debates concerning the relationship between fiction and non-fiction, realism, and reality;
- apply screen studies methodologies in order to analyse different examples of visual and textual productions across national and transnational contexts; and
- communicate an understanding of research methods in written and oral forms.
Indicative AssessmentProgressive group project: 40% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
Individual Reflection on group project: 10% (LOs 1,2,3,4)
Research Essay (this can be either a written or a visual essay): 50% (LOs 1, 2, 3,4)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time consisting of:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of progressive group project work and 24 hours of instructor-led seminars (all classes will include problem-based discussions and will be interactive); and
b) 94 hours of independent student research including scheduled screenings of films studied in the course.
Prescribed TextsAll texts will be available on Wattle and films will be available through the ANU Library.
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