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Postgraduate Course: The Holocaust in Visual Culture (REST11017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One essay of 4,000 words.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 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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