MA2056 Media and History: The Holocaust
Tutor: Barry Langford
Teaching: 10 hours lecture, 10 hours seminar
Value: ½ unit
Availability: Autumn or Spring
The course aims to see how the particular events of the Holocaust have been represented to and responded to across a range of both fictional and non- fictional media and to discuss the texts in the light of the specific theoretical debates to have grown up around the subject. The course will examine issues of memory, identity, history, the role of the Holocaust in popular entertainment.
Students must attend at least 70% of the course, with the stipulation that not doing a seminar presentation or the required course work counts as a missed seminar. Final assessment is by means of one 4,000-5,000 word essay to be written after the course has finished.