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124260 KO Critical Media Analysis (2021W)

Black Lives in Australia. Aboriginal People in Australian Film and Television.

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
Fr 08.10. 17:00-18:30 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 26 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 15.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 22.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 29.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 05.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 12.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 19.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 26.11. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 03.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 10.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 17.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 07.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 14.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 21.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Friday 28.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course explores the representation of Aboriginal people in Australian film and media against the background of Australia’s history as a colonial settler nation. Students will learn not only of Aboriginal people’s marginalisation in Australian popular culture but also of their own shaping and forming of the culture itself. Specific attention will be given to iconic Aboriginal films such as Ten Canoes (2006) – the first film to be filmed entirely in Australian Aboriginal languages, Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) – that tells of the stolen generation, and many others.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be bi-weekly presentations on the films and cultural texts as well as feedback reports for the other students. Students will write a paper at the end of the semester. Class discussion will be an important factor.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Weekly Feedback & Discussion - 24%
Presentation - 25%
Written paper - 51%

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be available on moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

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