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How is the artist to respond when the virtual becomes the real and when words cannot carry the weight of trauma? How can an author avoid the accusations of voyeuristic prurience or crass opportunism when he or she attempts to re-present events of public violence? Is it justifiable to make art out of atrocity? This multi-disciplinary course examines work from a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, film, photography and graphic art, and looks at the difficulties of inscribing trauma in texts and at the ethics and praxis of remembrance.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Essay 1 (2500 words - 30%); Essay 2 (3500 words 50%); oral presentation (10%); Seminar Assessment Mark (10%) Resit: (for honours students only) candidates achieving CAS mark of 6 - 8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new essay.
Oral feedback will be given throughout seminar discussion. Written and oral feedback will be given on the first essay in good time to be of benefit before the second essay is submitted.