Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: COM210TC
Module Title: Film and TV Culture
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Cultural Technology
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module explores key theories in arts and social sciences and applies them to film and television. It examines a number of critical approaches to the study of culture, for example Marxism, feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, trans-national and trans-media theories.
Learning outcomes 
A. Explore the development of film and television as both a specific form and as part of changing forms of content as technologies advance

B. Articulate film and television’s convergence with networked computer technologies
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (lectures and tutorials/screenings). The lectures will complement readings on the development of film and television as specific technologies with particular forms of content and their transformation into digital technologies with unclear deliniations and readings on the critical approaches to the study of media and culture.

Lectures will also instruct students in the construction of critical arguments about the relationship between film, television, and culture.

The tutorials/screenings will focus on related film and television shows each week and provide time for unstructured discussion.
Typically, the syllabus for this module will cover topics such as:

Marxist appraoches to film and TV

The male gaze, sexual objectification, feminism and media

Queer theory in practice – a look at queer cinema

Critical race theory

Film, TV and psychoanalysis

Trans-nationalism in cinema

Trans-media and audience reception in a digital world
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 100.00

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