FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Winter 2019, Section 004 - Media, Memory, and Mass Violence
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

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.

Description

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.

Schedule

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

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