ACA712 - Transgressive Acts in Cinema, Art, Performance


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 scheduled online seminars


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.

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