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COMM 3489: British Heritage Cinema
London, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Special Focus
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham University Host Institution: Fordham London Centre
Foreign Language Competency: None Language of Instruction: English
Field of Study: Social Sciences
Program Description:
COMM 3489 British Heritage Cinema
Jennifer Clark London 4

Arguably the most popular, lucrative and identifiable form of British films, heritage cinema calls upon a national past to define a national cinema based in “Britishness.” This course considers what heritage cinema means as a critical term and industrial product that emerges in the 1980s and continues to resonate in the film industry, aesthetics, and audience pleasures.

To do this, students will analyze foundational heritage films; literary adaptions and period dramas; key themes of costuming, class, royalty, and the countryside; and industrial and cultural contexts that give rise to heritage films and shape their content. In addition to identifying key aspects of heritage cinema, students will consider flexible notions of what constitutes “heritage” and investigate alternatives to traditional heritage films.
A day trip to the English countryside, a tour of the BBC’s television facilities, a walking tour of “Hollywood-London,” a Verger-led tour of Westminster Abbey, and a tour of the National Portrait led by an art historian from the museum will be planned.

2013-2014 Short Term Program Costs

Dates and costs are subject to change. Students should contact the professor leading the course for the latest itinerary, and the ISAP office for a financial worksheet.

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