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, the course will analyze foundational heritage films; literary adaptations and period dramas; key themes of costuming, class, royalty, and the countryside; and industrial and cultural contexts that give rise to heritage films and their content. In addition to identifying key aspects of heritage cinema, the course will consider flexible notions of what constitutes “heritage” and investigate alternatives to traditional heritage films. Participants will take advantage of London’s architecture, art, landscape, history, and media industries with planned visits to Parliament, a manor home, the Cotswolds, the BBC’s production facilities, and the National Portrait Gallery, along with a Harry Potter walking tour.
The course qualifies as a Film or Media, Culture, and Society or elective course in the Communication & Media Studies major. Credit for other majors may be possible after consultation with your advisor.
||dates05/29/2013 — 06/28/2013
costs $2,600 + tuition
Includes Housing, local transportation, cell phone, course activities, supplementary insurance
Students live in flats with fully fitted kitchens.
applyPlease visit our Short-Term page for more information about our online application.
Non-Fordham applicants must include an official transcript from all colleges or universities to date and a institutional approval form
deadlines Final Action:
March 21st at 5pm
Applications will not be reviewed until all supporting submissions have been received.