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  1. Week 1: Introduction 5 items
    1. Screenings 2 items
      Week 1 films tbc
      1. Solaris - Andrei Tarkofsky

        Audio-visual document essential

      2. The right stuff - Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Philip Kaufman, Scott Glenn c2003 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document essential

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Science Fiction (Routledge Film Guide Books) - Mark Bould March 1, 2012 (Paperback)

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      2. Science fiction cinema: from outerspace to cyberspace - Geoff King, Tanya Krzywinska 2000

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      3. Screening space: the American science fiction film - Vivian Carol Sobchack 1997

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  2. Week 2: Philosophical Accounts of the Sublime 5 items
    1. Reading 2 items
      1. Critique of judgment: including the first introduction - Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar 1987

        Book essential Read: ‘Mathematically Sublime’ and ‘Dynamically Sublime’, sections 25-29.

    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey - Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke 2008

        Audio-visual document essential Long screening - 149 mins.

    3. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Matters of gravity: special effects and supermen in the 20th century - Scott Bukatman 2003

        Book further reading Read: ‘The Artificial Infinite: On Special Effects and the Sublime’

      2. The sublime - Philip Shaw 2006

        Book further reading Chapter 3 on Burke offers a significantly different account from the lecture. Chapter 4 on Kant is a good introduction.

  3. Week 3: The Technological Sublime 4 items
    1. Reading 1 item
      1. American technological sublime - David E. Nye c1996

        Book essential Read: ‘Atomic Bomb and Apollo XI: New Forms of the Dynamic Sublime’

    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, David Heyman, Sandra Bullock c2014

        Audio-visual document essential 91 minutes long

    3. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Science Fiction (Routledge Film Guide Books) - Mark Bould March 1, 2012 (Paperback)

        Book further reading Read: ‘sf, spectacle and self-reflexivity’

      2. Expressive spaces in digital 3D cinema - Owen Weetch 2016

        Book further reading Read: ‘You’re Going to Make It: Ride Alignment and the Mastery of Steroscopic Space in Gravity’ pp. 43-68.

  4. Week 4: Jean Baudrillard 6 items
    1. Reading 2 items
      1. Simulacra and simulation - Jean Baudrillard 1994

        Book essential Read: ‘Science fiction’ and ‘Clone Story’

      2. Precession of Simulacra - J. Baudrillard 1994

        Chapter essential

    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Moon - Duncan Jones 2009

        Audio-visual document essential 97 minutes long

    3. Further Reading 3 items
      1. America - Jean Baudrillard 1988

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      2. Terminal identity: the virtual subject in postmodern science fiction - Scott Bukatman 1993

        Book further reading A very sound grasp of Baudrillard and interesting readings of a variety of science fiction films, including Blade Runner.

  5. Week 5: Frederic Jameson 7 items
    1. Reading 1 item
    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Blade runner - Ridley Scott, Philip K. Dick, Andrew Davies, Andrew Davies 1986 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document essential 117 Minutes long

    3. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Postmodernism: or, The cultural logic of late capitalism - Fredric Jameson 1991

        Book further reading Particularly the 'Introduction' and 'Chapter 1'

      2. Screening space: the American science fiction film - Vivian Carol Sobchack, Vivian Carol Sobchack 1997

        Book further reading Read: 'Chapter 4'

      3. The philosophy of science fiction film - Steven Sanders 2008

        Book further reading Read: R. Barton Palmer, ‘Imagining the Future, Contemplating the Past: The Screen Versions of 1984,' pp. 171-190. . The opening (pp. 171-173) is a good summary of dystopian science fiction and the Jamesonian reading of 1984 (1984) displays both the characteristics and the pitfalls of this approach.

      4. Alien zone: cultural theory and contemporary science fiction cinema - Annette Kuhn 1990

        Book further reading Read: Bruno, G. ‘Ramble City: Postmodernism and Blade Runner,' pp. 183-195. Very famous reading of the film uses Baudrillard’s simulacra and Jameson’s pastiche.

      5. Postmodernism and film: rethinking Hollywood's aesthetics - Catherine Constable 2015

        Book further reading Read: 'Chapter 2'

  6. Week 7: Gender and Cyberspace 3 items
    1. Reading 1 item
    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Tron (1982) - Steven Lisberger Sunday, 28 Feb 2016

        Audio-visual document essential 96 minutes long

    3. Further Reading 1 item
      1. Technologies of the gendered body: reading cyborg women - Anne Marie Balsamo 1996

        Book further reading See chapters 5 and 6 for analyses of cyberspace.

  7. Week 8: Technologies Performing Gender 6 items
    1. Reading 2 items
    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Ex Machina (2015) - Alex Garland Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017

        Audio-visual document essential 108 minutes long.

    3. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Inside/out: lesbian theories, gay theories - Diana Fuss 1991

        Book further reading Read: J. Butler, “Imitation and Gender Insubordination”

      2. Differential aesthetics: art practices, philosophy and feminist understandings - Penny Florence, Nicola Foster c2000

        Book further reading Read: C. Constable, “Feminism, Postmodernism and the Aesthetics of Parody." An analysis of Baudrillard, Butler and 'To Die For'.

  8. Week 9: Donna Haraway 4 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      TBC
      1. Ghost in the Shell - Rupert Sanders 2017

        Audio-visual document essential 107 minutes long.

    2. Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 2 items
      1. The Cyborg handbook - Chris Hables Gray 1995

        Book further reading Read: Section 4, entitled ‘Cyborgs in the Imagination’ which contains work on film.

      2. Technologies of the gendered body: reading cyborg women - Anne Marie Balsamo c1996

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  9. Week 10: Rosi Braidotti 4 items
    1. Reading 1 item
    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Under the skin - Jonathan Glazer, Walter Campbell, Michael Faber, Scarlett Johansson 2014

        Audio-visual document essential 108 minutes long.

    3. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Between monsters, goddesses and cyborgs: feminist confrontations with science, medicine and cyberspace - Nina Lykke, Rosi Braidotti 1996

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      2. The man of reason: 'male' and 'female' in Western philosophy - Genevieve Lloyd 1984

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  10. Further Reading 27 items
    1. Technologies of the gendered body: reading cyborg women - Anne Marie Balsamo c1996

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    2. The sublime, terror and human difference - Christine Battersby 2007

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    3. Terror and the cinematic sublime: essays on violence and the unpresentable in post-9/11 films - Patrick Fuery 2013

      Book further reading Read: Blouin, Michael. (2013) ‘Tarrying with Sublimity: the Limits of Cinematic Form in Duncan Jones’ Source Code,' pp. 103-118.

    4. Science Fiction (Routledge Film Guide Books) - Mark Bould March 1, 2012 (Paperback)

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    5. Solaris - Mark Bould 2014

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    6. The posthuman - Rosi Braidotti 2013

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    7. Postmodern after-images: a reader in film, television and video - Peter Brooker, Will Brooker 1997

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    8. Hollywood puzzle films 2014

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    9. Blade runner - Scott Bukatman 1997

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    10. Matters of gravity: special effects and supermen in the 20th century - Scott Bukatman 2003

      Book further reading

    11. Terminal identity: the virtual subject in postmodern science fiction - Scott Bukatman 1993

      Book further reading

    12. A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful - Edmund Burke, Adam Phillips 1998

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    13. Hollywood puzzle films 2014

      Book further reading Read: Cameron, Allan and Misek, Richard. (2014) ‘modular spacetime in the ‘intelligent’ blockbuster: inception and source code.’ pp. 109-124.

    14. Kubrick's cinema odyssey - Michel Chion, British Film Institute 2001

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    15. Critique of judgment: including the first introduction - Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar c1987

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    16. A brief history of western philosophy - Anthony Kenny 1998

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    17. Science fiction cinema: from outerspace to cyberspace - Geoff King, Tanya Krzywinska 2000

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    18. Alien zone: cultural theory and contemporary science fiction cinema - Annette Kuhn 1990

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    19. Alien zone II: the spaces of science-fiction cinema - Annette Kuhn 1999

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    20. Postmodern literary theory: an introduction - Niall Lucy 1997

      Book further reading Read: McHale, B. (2000) ‘POSTcyberMODERNpunkISM’

    21. American technological sublime - David E. Nye c1996

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    22. Screening space: the American science fiction film - Vivian Carol Sobchack 1997

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    23. The cinematic life of the gene - Jackie Stacey c2010

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    24. Technoscience in contemporary film: beyond science fiction - Aylish Wood 2002

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