Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film

University of Leeds

This course introduced learners to some of the ways that World War 1 heroism is portrayed through art and film. Learners explored recruitment posters, World War 1 art and contemporary German film consolidating their learning by producing a media review.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Alison S. Fell

Professor of French Cultural History

University of Leeds

100%
overall score

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on how the First World War affected the heroic ideals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Assess WW1 posters and interpret the message that each poster would have given to those signing up during the war years.
  • Explore art from WW1 and discuss thoughts with other students.
  • Curate an exhibition of paintings of WW1 heroes and heroines to help reflect on the way ideas about heroism has changed from 1914 onward.
  • Explore how heroism is represented in post-WW2 German culture.
  • Discuss how WW1 and heroism are represented in films produced or co-produced in Germany in the last few years.
  • 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.
  • Research and discuss thoughts with fellow learners.

Syllabus

  • Analysis of recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home
  • Researching posters: use of words and images to invoke emotions about heroism
  • World War 1: how ideas about heroism changed from 1914 onwards
  • Heroism and film: exploring the differences between current images of World War 1 heroes in Germany, France, and Britain
  • Film reviews: contrasting ways in which the meaning of World War 1 is constructed and debated in Germany today

Issued on 22nd January 2020

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WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film

University of Leeds