Art & War

As taught Autumn Semester 2010
Professor Alex Danchev, School of Politics and International Relations

This module will focus on the treatment of war or the representation of war in art broadly conceived: war stories, war photography, war paintings, war films, war music, even war architecture - war memorials and war museums. It will seek to ask in what ways such works contribute to our understanding of war, and by extension our understanding of international relations. How effective are they? Can works of the imagination - works of art - reach parts that other works cannot reach? How? What strategies do they employ? Do they have to be explicit? Do they have to be easy to read (or watch or listen to)? In what ways are we affected by them? What difference can they make?

Module Codes: M14060 (20 credits) / M14061 (15 credits)
Suitable for study at: Postgraduate Level
Method and Frequency of Class: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Target Students: Students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Offering School: Politics and International Relations