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124263 KO Critical Media Analysis (2020W)

Filming Refugees - Gender, Mobility & Barbed Wire

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Currently the plan is to hold this CMA class as a HYBRID FORMAT.

At the moment the plan is to hold the first two sessions (5.10.2020 and 12.10.2020) in person at the English Studies Department. Further classes will be held online with "live" Q & A classes planned before the holiday break and at the end of the semester.

All updates to this situation will be posted here and on MOODLE.

Monday 05.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 12.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 19.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 09.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 16.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 23.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 30.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 07.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 14.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 11.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 18.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital
Monday 25.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Popular culture has often been marked by the absence of marginalized groups. However, those on the periphery have slowly come into view since the refugee “crisis” in 2015. This course shall examine the representations of refugees in both fictional and non-fictional film.

Issues of note will be the representation of male refugees, violence, reactions and counter-reactions to the arrival of refugees as well as a comparison of representations of refugees in different eras.

Films will include: Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (2017), Eternity and a Day (1998), Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece (2013), Casablanca (1942), Children of Men (2006), In This World (2002), Welcome (2009), District 9 (2009), The Land Between (2014) and others.

Students will learn technical film terminology as well as how to apply film analysis as a tool for their future studies. The course will boast an interactive, pragmatic approach that emphasizes practical skills that can be used by the students in their academic and professional careers.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be weekly presentations on the films as well as feedback reports for the other students. Students will write a paper at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Class Discussion - 9%
Weekly Feedback - 15%
Presentation - 25%
Written paper - 51%

Examination topics

Reading list

Provided on moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09