Postgraduate Course: The Holocaust in Visual Culture (REST11017)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||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 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This 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)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 4,000 words.
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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