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JCTC3603: Representing the Holocaust

Few historical events have inspired as many literary and artistic interpretations as the Holocaust. This unit will explore and critically assess how a broad range of forms, including but not limited to literature, film, fine arts, museums and memorials represent the Holocaust. In addition to a critical evaluation of these diverse artistic representations, the historical development of these forms will be considered as well as their national and transnational contexts.

Code JCTC3603
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture or International and Comparative Literature Studies or English or European Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate specialised, in-depth knowledge of one or more aspects of Holocaust representation including but not limited to literature, film, fine arts, museums and memorials
  • LO2. apply sophisticated theoretical tools to the study of Holocaust representation
  • LO3. practise intellectual autonomy in research, and critically analyse scholarly and non-scholarly resources available to scholars of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture
  • LO4. apply interdisciplinary insights gained within Jewish civilisation, thought and culture and other interdisciplinary units to critically analyse current scholarship and engage confidently in critical debate in the broad disciplinary area of Holocaust representation
  • LO5. understand a variety of Holocaust texts in their contexts
  • LO6. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in research-informed academic writing and referencing
  • LO7. Undertake project work and interdisciplinary study that will strengthen interpersonal and communication skills as well as professional ethics, building intercultural competence while also offering learning experiences that contextualise the study of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture within the broader fields of learning.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.