Short Courses

Let's Explore...The Post Second World War Period

Explore the the world after the Second World War through our Short Courses in relevant subjects.

World War II was the biggest story of the 20th Century, and its aftermath continues to affect the world profoundly more than 75 years later.

Explore the world after the Second World War through the eyes of filmmakers, artists and writers as they navigate their experiences of an entirely altered world.

We have a range of short courses that explore this theme, listed below for ease.


These courses will all start in January 2023 so make sure to book your place today!

Short Courses

A Short History of World Cinema: Post-War and Beyond

While most other courses view world cinema as a series of disruptions, this course aims instead to stress its continuity. Continuity of styles, continuity of genres, continuity of narrative techniques – these have sustained the cinema throughout its first 100 years. The second part of this course continues the exploration of the history of the main aspects of world cinema from the immediate after-war period until the end of the Twentieth Century.


Counting the Times: Contemporary British Short Fiction

This course provides an opportunity to examine British short fiction in some detail. In each session we will take a contemporary, post-war story and look at its form and its content, as well as address other issues and ideas pertinent to the texts. 


Melodrama and the American Dream  

From the end of World War II to the dawn of the 60's, Hollywood melodrama was both a celebration and a critique of the American Dream and influenced the dreams and aspirations of audiences around the world. Come and explore the films that shaped the world we live in today. This course takes place at the Filmhouse.


Book your place on our January courses now!