Something to See: War and Visual Media (EAF3515)

30 credits

This module investigates the dynamic connection between visual media and industrialized warfare. It presents the opportunity to interrogate how visual media shape the ways war is understood, remembered and experienced. It draws together aspects of film, history, sociology and visual culture to critically examine both fictional and non-fictional representations of warfare, and to identify the blurred boundaries between the two. Starting with photography and film in early industrialized wars, and moving on to television, digital media and videogames, you’ll learn about the evolution of visual conventions of representing combat, and study their relationship to political, cultural and ideological contexts.