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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA307 Sci-Text: Science, Media and Culture
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA310 Cinema, Costumes and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA313 Medieval Tales of Wonder
HEA314 Literature of Tasmania
HEA319 Representing Australia
HEA323 Shakespeare: Page and Stage
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA326 Modern Drama
HEA330 Literary Theory
HEA333 Ideas of Authorship
HEA335 Colonial Imprints
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA340 Writing Tasmania
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA376 Research Project
HEA377 The Legend of King Arthur
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA380 Romantic Poetry
(Not Offered 2009)
HEA384 Modernism in British Literature, 1910-1930: Poetry
HEF303 French for Tourism and Business
HEF315 French Language 3A
HEF316 French Language 3B
HEF317 Advanced French A
HEF318 Advanced French B
HEF320 French Literature: An Overview
(Not Offered 2009)
HEF321 Twentieth Century French Theatre
(Not Offered 2009)
HEF322 French-Canadian Women Writers
(Not Offered 2009)
HEF323 The French Novel (1900-1950)
(Not Offered 2009)
HEF324 The French Novel (1750-1900)
(Not Offered 2009)
HEF325 Le Maghreb
HEF327 Litterature et Anarchisme
HEF331 Research Project (French)
HEG304 The Golden Age of German Cinema
(Not Offered 2009)
HEG305 The German Age of Chivalry
(Not Offered 2009)
HEG310 Classical German Literature
HEG311 The Twentieth-Century German Novel
(Not Offered 2009)
HEG312 Post-1945 German Film
HEG313 German 3A
HEG314 German 3B
HEG315 Advanced German A
HEG316 Advanced German B
HEG317 German Texts from Rock to Rap
HEG320 German Drama
(Not Offered 2009)
HEG331 Research Project (German)
HEJ302 Media and the Environment
HEJ318 Professional Placement
HEJ323 Imaging News
(Not Offered 2009)
HEJ325 Documentary Journalism
(Not Offered 2009)
HEJ327 Media Cultures
HEJ328 New Media
HEJ329 Youth Media
(Not Offered 2009)
HEJ330 Research Project in Journalism, Media and Communications
HEJ331 Media and Gender
(Not Offered 2009)
HEJ333 Convergent Journalism
HES303 Film Movements and Genres
HES304 Research Project in Screen Studies

2010 HEA310 Cinema, Costumes and Sexuality

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Not Offered


This unit interrogates the representation of gender and sexuality in film. Through a series of genre-based modules (musicals, film noir, period films), students will be encouraged to consider the role costumes play in film style, narrative structure and the construction of categories of gender and sexuality. The unit introduces key aspects of feminist film theory including: the relationship between genre and gender, the representation of bodies and desire, the logic of the "gaze" and the dynamics of spectatorship, and the impact of clothing on identity.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3000 words internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 5 hours fortnightly (13 weeks)

Prereq 25% at 100 level English
M.Excl HEA210


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