Death, Grief and Culture (3182LHS)

A key definition distinguishing human beings from other animals is that humans live in the knowledge of their mortality. This unit explores the human condition of death and dying as it draws from interdisciplinary research literatures and cultural objects, including film and memoir. It examines major psychological and psychoanalytic concepts of grief, mourning and melancholia as well as key themes and topics such as: death and memorialisation online; cross-cultural death rites and beliefs; the politics of mourning; legal issues and the politics of euthanasia; dark tourism; death and memoir, death and celebrity culture; death denial and taboo; death and representation; love and death.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 2

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