Violence is one of the most prevalent themes in popular culture and public discourse today. It shapes our lives in all sorts of ways, both real and imagined. This unit examines the different ways we construct knowledge of violence and how representations of violence may be both compelling and confronting. It focuses on the interconnections between categories of sex and violence within culture.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1000 Close Reading of Media Example (25%), 1x 1000 Close Reading of Formal Text (25%), 1x 2500 Case Study (40%), Participation (10%)
12 Senior credit points in Gender Studies or Cultural StudiesProhibitions