Memory and Trauma in Visual Culture (2439QCA)

How might we begin to think and represent traumatic events? What is the relationship between trauma, memory and mourning? This interdisciplinary course examines the representation of trauma and memory across a range of mediums including film, photography and visual art. Topics examined include: the limits of representation, authenticity, post-memory, affect and reparative aesthetics. Students will be introduced to theories of memory and trauma drawn from art history, feminist theory, history, literature, postcolonial studies and psychoanalysis.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

South Bank Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (42538) Open Monday 17:00 - 19:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
S07 1.23
Griff South Bank Grad Centre
South Bank Campus