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Film and the Folktale Canon - ENGL708

This unit examines how the film industry has defined folktale for the twentieth century, especially its contents and structures. It seeks to enhance students' research abilities by having them develop their own projects. A key aim of the unit is to understand the significances given to the 'universal' structural elements employed in film and television versions of folktale, and their potential for ideological impact on culture. This is especially pertinent when it comes to the promotion of particular cultural formations and the containment of change (as in the shifting representations of limited female agency).

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): English Department Staff

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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