Death and the Moving Image

Department of American and Canadian Studies, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

College of Arts and Law


Code 20076

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least two years of appropriate study in this or a related discipline

Module description

This module investigates the representation of death, and its surrounding debates, across a range of cinemas, genres and aesthetic practices, to position it within both a socio-cultural and critical context. Through consideration of the various forms and functions of the spectre of death, or of cinematic death itself, it explores their relationship to narrative, ideology and spectatorship.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminar and Screening