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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FREN3611 Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images
20 creditsClass Size: 12
Module manager: Dr Kamal Salhi
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of Level 2 French or equivalent
Module replacesFrancophone Cinema FREN315101
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module is a critical study of Francophone, postcolonial film and documentary. It introduces the visual and verbal representations of the North and sub-Saharan Africa created by film makers in the French-speaking world. It teaches topics composed of multiple realities, past and present, involving France and its (former) colonies and cinematic discourses that have been and are being produced about these realities.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should have extended their knowledge of:
- the wealth and diversity of Francophone Cinema with a focus on North and Sub-Saharan Africa,
- the specific significance of film as an aspect of colonial and post-colonial culture in the light of post-independence Franco-African relations, and
- the generic demands of the aesthetics of film.
Communication, Organisation, Research, Language, film and cultural analysis
Students should be able to demonstrate enhanced skills in written and oral French in an academic register
The module provides an insight into the Francophone cultures of North and Sub-Saharan Africa through an examination of the specific qualities of their cinema as an art and an expression closely bound to contemporary cultural developments and social/political conflicts.
The module begins with the study of film aesthetics, followed by a survey of the features which characterise Francophone cinema. It moves on to the analysis of films by directors who give their own representation of the Francophone cultures and the images constructed by the Other.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||20.00|
|Private study hours||141.83|
|Total Contact hours||38.17|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study20 hours seminar preparation
40 hours private reading round the subject
20 hours preparation for presentation
1.50 hours preparation for consultation
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAssessed presentation in class. Group work. Reports on fieldwork / film viewing.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Oral Presentation||+ written handouts, 20 mins||25.00|
|Written Work||Critical review of film, 1,500 words||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2012
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