2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week and 10 hours of self-directed reading and independent study per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials
This unit examines the relationship between art and censorship with a particular focus on transgressive filmmakers, artists, performers and choreographers who have invoked the concept of 'artistic license' to defend their work against charges of sedition, obscenity or blasphemy. The unit will engage students with social, institutional, and discursive rules that operate within censorship debates with a particular focus on censorship and: citizenship; pornography; popular culture; propagandist art; and race. Students will be expected to critique the practices culture jamming, 'hacktivism' and internet censorship. The unit will also investigate government and philanthropic bodies use soft and hard power to exert control over arts and artists.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Locate, integrate and synthesise scholarly and public debates about transgressive art, screen and culture
GLO3: Digital literacy
Evaluate and organise information on how a range of stakeholders use hard and soft forms of power to exert control over or influence conceptions of artistic license
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Group) - Group Seminar Presentation/Demonstration
Assessment 2 - Case Study
Assessment 3 - Creative Portfolio
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACA412. Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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