Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Languages & Cultures School




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours


#4 in Arts

Assessment methods

Quizzes, essays (3) and final exam.

Course coordinator

Dr Joe Hardwick

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course explores political and aesthetic trends in European film since the 1992 GATT treaty & the subsequent acknowledgement of the so-called "cultural exception" for international trade, that made it possible for European governments to keep subsidising their national audiovisual - including cinema - production as a protectionist measure against the indiscriminate import of Hollywood products. On the political side, the course studies the impact of EU policies in national industries, the boost of European co-productions fostered by the MEDIA & EURIMAGES funds, & institutional attempts to encourage the formation of a European cinema. On the aesthetic side, the course addresses two sets of issues: the profound renovation that some national cinemas have undergone in the 90s, especially in relation to the canonical post-war 'high' movements (gender, race, class); & the gradual creation of a recognisable 'European way' at several levels (genres, authorship, nationhood). This course may be cancelled if there are fewer than 20 enrolments. This course is taught biennially in semester two in odd numbered years.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile