Sense, Sensation and Cinema (EAFM088)

30 credits

This is a team taught module about the many and varied relationships between moving pictures, perception, and the human body. This is a concern addressed both by theorists of moving pictures, and by the cinema itself, and the module will consider a series of case studies which bring specific forms of filmmaking into focus. The module will examine the history, technology, exhibition and consumption of these films through close analysis of key texts ranging from silent film, to the avant-garde film, to classical filmmaking and contemporary blockbusters, as well as other media. Teaching will draw on research specialisms from a selection of staff working in their own fields of expertise.