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Postgraduate Course: The Holocaust in Visual Culture (REST11017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaReligious Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA survey of visual representations of the Holocaust in art, museums and film. These representations will be analysed with methods in Religious and Cultural Studies. Students will be introduced to artworks beginning with such iconic images as Chagall┐s crucifixion series. Secondly, students will discuss the representation of the Holocaust in museums, focusing on exhibitions in Britain such as the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Exhibition. Thirdly, students will analyse filmic representations of the Holocaust ranging from documentaries such as Alain Resnais┐ Night and Fog to more recent productions such as Paul Verhoeven┐s Black Book and Stefan Ruzowitzky┐s The Counterfeiters. An analytic thread through this diverse material will be the identification of religious motifs and inscriptions of Jewishness.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Work confidently with a range of theoretical approaches to the study of visual culture and religion.
Demonstrate knowledge of major themes and works in the visual representation of the Holocaust in a range of genres.
Analyse the use of religious motifs and inscriptions of religiosity and Jewishness in visual representations of the Holocaust.
Conduct independent research into the area of visual culture and the Holocaust.
Assessment Information
One essay of 4,000 words.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsTHolVC
Contacts
Course organiserDr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
Email: H.Holtschneider@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: J.Hendry@ed.ac.uk
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