The Cold War (ENGL6960)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit investigates the Cold War through a representative sample of literary and cinematic works. In the couse of the unit we investigate the shifting and shifty geopolitics of the postcolonial period, national and international cultures of paranoia, questions of ideology, gender, nationality, truth and love. We also explore the absurdly humorous possibilities activated by the war that may well be thawing out. The unit suggests that the imaginitive representation of the Cold War has significantly altered public perceptions of the war and government approaches to manipulating those perceptions.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x6000wd essay (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Find a non-award course for this unit of study

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study