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GAP3026 - Geographies of War and Public Memory

 


German cemetery

 


Flanders graves

 


Indian memorial arch

 

Contents

This course focuses on the geography of war and its relationship with the construction of cultural, political and gendered identities. Drawing largely on European and North American examples, related primarily to the First World War, this course will look at how geographical imaginations are structured through public memory.

Learning Outcomes

To develop an understanding of the role of war in the construction of cultural, political and gendered identities; and to introduce students to a variety of source material (fiction, film, painting) that helps us to understand the development of a public memory of war.

Lecturer

Dr Nuala Johnson (Convenor)

Skills

To critically assess a wide variety of source material; to develop well-structured and thoughtful arguments; to develop awareness of the complexity of interpretations of war.

Pre-requisites

None

Supplementary notes

It will be assumed that students taking this module are familiar with and understand the material addressed in GGY1005 and GGY2029. Students who have not taken these modules are advised to undertake the necessary additional preparation prior to taking this module.

Assessment

 Essay
30%
 Exam (180 minutes)
70%