Units of Study

JCTC6100 - Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide

Semester 2a, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Avril Anne Alba
Phone: +61 2 9351 5226
Email: avril.alba@sydney.edu.au

Description

Holocaust and genocide museums and memorials continue to grow in number and appeal. This unit tracks their evolution as a 'genre', the theoretical and political debates that have accompanied their development and their increasingly influential public and political roles. We examine both purpose-built institutions and those developed at former sites of mass murder, reflecting on how these 'sites of trauma' both shape our understanding of past events and contribute to contemporary debates concerned with genocide prevention and other related issues.

Assessments

1xcritical assessment (1500wds) (20%), 1x1000wd learning journal (20%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), seminar participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x3-hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

JCTC6100

Seminar 1

   
1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 7

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