This year-long module represents the culmination of the students critical development on the course. It provides an opportunity for students to explore a chosen area of Film studies. Students design and carry out a sustained and coherent piece of independent research in an area of scholarship that they wish to pursue. While every effort will be made to accommodate students choices, it is anticipated that the topics chosen will generally relate to work undertaken in previous modules or possibly in other concurrent Level 6 modules.
In each case, the work will draw on the appropriate methodological approaches introduced at Level 5. Students undertaking a Film dissertation will work initially as a group with the Module Leader to formulate preliminary research proposals, to consider the feasibility of the chosen research area and propose an appropriate methodological approach. As well as meeting as a group to consider common research issues, students will then work independently, guided by specialist subject supervisors who will be assigned once proposals have been formulated.
Students will be encouraged to keep a reflective journal of their research activities, viewing and thought processes during the year, in order to discuss them within group and individual tutorials. The dissertation group will be introduced to the guidelines for writing a proposal, researching and writing up the dissertation, and keeping a reflective journal. Students will be reminded of the academic conventions for referencing and producing bibliographies.
The first few weeks will be taken up in discussing students initial proposals and supporting them to formulate individual detailed and considered research proposals to include defining the object of study, clarifying the critical approach or method and thinking about the aims of the research.
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Sep 04, · Example film studies dissertation topic 1: The popularisation of Latin American cinema in the UK: A challenge yet unmet. Although increasingly cross-cultural exchanges between film industries in the US and Latin America are bringing greater exposure to the latter's film industry, significant. Student Name Dissertation Title Degree Program; Viktoria Paranyuk “Soviet Cinema Comes in From the Cold: in Search of Realism during the Thaw” with Slavic.
Download Dissertation I decided to take advantage of Geography's wide-ranging topicality by writing about a handful of films for my university Honours Dissertation. It went very well. In short, I analysed the changing geopolitical nature of Hollywood movies, with particular focus on how threat has become internalised in recent years (i.e. attacks on the US. Before the Department of Cinema and Media Studies was founded in , the following film-related dissertations were produced in other departments within the University of Chicago. Paula Amad, Archiving the Everyday: A Topos in French Film History, () Honorable mention for the SCS Dissertation Award in