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WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film

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Duration

2 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Reflection and exploration are encouraged during the centenary of World War I. This short course will show you how film and art can portray heroism.

We will examine recruitment posters and the messages they conveyed for those going to war or those staying home. You'll also research WW1 art and reflect upon a chosen painting. Then, you will continue to examine contemporary German film. You'll consolidate your learning by reviewing a book, film or TV program about the First World War.

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What You Will Learn

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Reflect on how the First World War affected the heroic ideals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

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Assess WW1 posters and interpret the message that each poster would have given to those signing up during the war years

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Explore art from WW1 and discuss thoughts with other students

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Curate an exhibition of paintings of WW1 heroes and heroines to help reflect on the way ideas about heroism has changed from 1914 onward

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Explore how heroism is represented in post-WW2 German culture

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Discuss how WW1 and heroism are represented in films produced or co-produced in Germany in the last few years

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Evaluate a film, book or TV programme which focuses on the men and women who lived through WW1 and consider how they are portrayed in contemporary culture

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Research and discuss thoughts with fellow learners

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This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject t

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Alison Fell

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A Professor of French Cultural History, my research focuses on French and British women and WW1. I lead a WW1 Centenary project called Legacies of War: arts.leeds.ac.uk-legaciesofwar

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