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ICLS3000: Representations of War Culture

This unit surveys different cinematic representations of war. The genre of war film is popular, reminding viewers that war is a constant in society and that the experience of war will continue to create critical debate. The unit includes different national cinemas of war film and will focus on such aspects as the effects of war on society and the significance of the individual in armed conflict.

Code ICLS3000
Academic unit International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level from any of the following majors: Arabic Language and Cultures or Asian Studies or Chinese Studies or English or European Studies or Film Studies or French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies or International and Comparative Literature and Translation Studies or Modern Hebrew or Indonesian Studies or Italian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss in writing and in class discussion the mechanisms of war film, and the different national cultures these films are produced in.
  • LO2. understand the nation-specific or culture-specific qualities of cultural representations of war and present those in oral presentations.
  • LO3. critically select theoretical readings and evaluate with them the qualities of different war films and their aesthetic according to categories like gender, nation, labour, etc.
  • LO4. construct advanced arguments in peer debate and in written analytical form.
  • LO5. use a rich repertoire of terms and methodology skills in international film and comparative cultural studies analysis.
  • LO6. produce independently materials and a short final presentation based on the unit task of designing a pitch for a war film festival as its creative director.

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