FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Section: 004 Media, Memory, and Mass Violence
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course investigates media and cinematic representations of traumatic historical narratives (such as the Holocaust, the Cambodian, Rwandan and Armenian genocide and other destructive conflicts), and covers the audiovisual imagination of mass violent events from a vast scope of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. The thematically organized seminars focus on the relation between media, traumatic history and cultural memory: what is the role of media and cinema in relation to the cultural memory of historical events, and in which ways do films and other media objects present us accounts of traumatic history and mass violence? Within this framework, questions of ethics and aesthetics, trauma, mnemohistory, collective memory, the ‘un-representable’, the status of fact and fiction, media activism, and testimony are related to cinematic mediations of concrete historical and violent collective events. We will look at a wide range of audiovisual objects and discuss films like Shoah, Schindler’s List, La Vita e Bella, Ararat, Hotel Rwanda, and S 21.

FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
17630
Open
6
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
32980
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LAB)
 
32981
Open
4
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:30PM
004 (LEC)
P
33070
Open
9
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
33929
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 
33930
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:30PM - 8:00PM
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