- Core Course: Moving images, technologies, forms, receptions
- Reading Films
- Ancient Rome on Film
- Film Exhibition
- The French New Wave
- Genre in Italian Cinema
- Hollywood Genres
- New Argentine Cinemas
- Russian Cinema: Epochs and Genres
- Theories and Practices of Film
- Weimar and Nazi Film
- Intercollegiate Modules (2013-14)
- Public Nightmares: Screening Cold War Anxieties
- Cinema and the British City
- Documentary Film and the Anthropological Eye
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Course code: ITALG099
Credit value: 60
All students write a dissertation of 12,000 words on an approved topic. The dissertation allows students to undertake a substantial, independent research project under one-to-one staff supervision. It provides an opportunity to synthesise the research skills and knowledge acquired through the taught courses on the MA and to focus these on an in-depth study of a chosen topic.
While in principle the choice of topic is your own, possible options should be discussed with the programme director, who will point you to an appropriate supervisor. It makes sense to start discussing topics and exploring options as early as possible in the session and you should aim to settle the topic before the middle of the Second Term. This will allow you to do the necessary preliminary reading and to make practical arrangements with your supervisor during the busy examination period (May-June) and the summer months. Your proposed topic, including an abstract, should be handed to the Administrator by the end of the Second Term. The deadline for the dissertation is Monday September 2nd 2013, 4pm.
As soon as your dissertation supervisor has been identified, you should meet with her/him to agree the basis of future meetings. You can expect your supervisor to help you define the nature and scope of your topic, to provide suggestions for suitable reading, and to comment on either a detailed outline or a draft of part of your dissertation (up to around 5000 words). Normally a minimum of three meetings are required with your supervisor to settle these matters.
Your dissertation should be word-processed. It should have a separate title page, giving (a) your candidate ID (b) the dissertation title, (c) the name of your supervisor, (d) the title and year of programme, and (e) the submission date. It is a good idea to divide your dissertation into chapters or subheadings and to provide a separate table of contents. When submitting the dissertation it should either be ring-bound or contained in a clear plastic folder held on the left hand margin by a plastic grip.
Assessment: 12,000 words dissertation