Undergraduate Course: Visual Representations of the Holocaust and Religion (REST10033)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A 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 Stefn Ruzowitzky?s The Counterfeiters. An analytic thread through this diverse material will be the identification of religious motifs and inscriptions of Jewishness.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class presentation and leading the following discussion (20%); Essay (20%); Degree Exam (60%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| By the end of the course, students will be able to:-
- Demonstrate knowledge of major themes and works in the visual representation of the Holocaust in art, museum and film.
- Summarise key interpretive concepts in the theory of representation.
- Apply methods of Religious and Cultural Studies to the analysis of visual representations of the Holocaust.
- Critically assess the function of religious motifs and inscriptions of Jewishness in visual representations of the Holocaust.
- Sensitively explore the religious, cultural and national contexts of production of visual representations of the Holocaust;
- demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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