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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA400 English 4 Honours
HEA401 English 4 Honours
HEA403 Creative Writing: Theory & Practice in Poetry & Short Fiction
(Not Offered 2008)
HEA410 Rereading Chaucer
(Not Offered 2008)
HEA411 Research Methodology and Writing
HEA412 Postcolonial Narratives
HEA419 Contemporary Travel Narratives
HEA420 Individual Research Project
HEA426 Shakespeare Wallahs
(Not Offered 2008)
HEA430 Alien Encounters
(Not Offered 2008)
HEA435 Fictocriticism
HEA460 Honours Research Project A
HEA461 Honours Research Project B
HEA475 Shakespeare's Stage: The Play of Power
HEF400 French (Honours)
HEF401 French (Honours)
HEF416 French Language 4A
HEF417 French Language 4B
HEF423 The French Novel (1900 - 1950)
HEF425 Special Topic in French Literature
HEF460 Thesis A
HEF461 Thesis B
HEG400 German 4 Honours
HEG401 German 4 Honours
HEG407 Special Topic in German Language and Linguistics
HEG408 Special Topic in German Literature
HEG412 German Language Skills 4A
HEG413 German Language Skills 4B
HEG460 Thesis A
HEG461 Thesis B
HEJ400 Journalism, Media and Communications Honours
HEJ401 Journalism, Media and Communications Honours
HEJ402 Cultures of Journalism
(Not Offered 2008)
HEJ403 Global Media and Environment
(Not Offered 2008)
HEJ404 Media, Culture, Environment
(Not Offered 2008)
HEJ405 Media Research Methodology
HEJ406 Reading in Media and Communications
HEJ407 Understanding the Public Sphere
HEJ408 Vernacular Theory
HEJ409 Honours Research Essay A
HEJ410 Honours Research Essay B
HEJ411 Moral Panic
(Not Offered 2008)

2013 HEA417 Placing Film

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: No

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Not Offered


This unit employs ideas of place to pose questions about the form and function of film. What principles do we use to locate films in historical, cultural and ideological contexts? What conventions manage the representation of diverse places in cinema (e.g. the city, the island, the suburban home)? How important are spatial concepts to the ways audiences experience and understand films? How useful, for instance, are metaphors of the stage, the threshold, or distance for describing the intellectual and emotional processes of viewing a film? Students have the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the importance of 'place' in film theory through the study of a selection of iconic Hollywood and/or Independent films.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 5000 words internal assessment

TEACHING PATTERN: 27 contact hours

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq Admission into BA (Hons) English R4A

STAFF: Dr Guinevere Narraway (Coordinator)

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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