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Not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.
|Unit chair:||G D'Cruz|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit examines the relationship between art and censorship, with a particular focus on transgressive performers, visual artists and film directors who have invoked the concept of 'artistic license' to defend their work against charges of sedition, obscenity or blasphemy. The unit will provide students with the analytical skills to critique the social, institutional, and discursive rules that operate within censorship dates. Topics include censorship and citizenship, art and pornography, censorship and popular culture, propagandist art, censorship and race, culture jamming, 'hacktivism' and internet censorship. The unit also includes case studies of the following artists; Andres Serrano, Annie Sprinkle, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Eminem, and Augusto Boal.
Detailed case study of an artist whose work has been censored or subject to threats of censorship 1500 words 40%, seminar presentation 500 words 10%, research essay 2000 words 50%.
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