Cult Film and TV

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cult Film and TV

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Media and Journalism, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Assessment: essay due mid-way through term (1500 words) [40%], essay due after the end of term (2500 words) [60%]

    This module analyses the phenomenon of cult film and television within the contexts of production, exhibition and reception. Through an engagement with a variety of cult media texts, it will present a framework to engage with wider debates around cultural value and oppositional taste. Primarily focused upon Anglo-American fandom, with a global selection of case studies, the module will consider recent work which attempts to engage with the tensions underlying the implicit distinction between ‘cult’ and ‘mainstream’. It explores the cultural politics of fandom while critically examining the various texts and contexts that play a part in the global dynamics of cult film and television.

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