ARTS2874 Culture and Emotion

6 Units of Credit

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This subject will explore the cultural dimensions of emotion in everyday life. It will focus on how emotions are experienced, represented and understood in individual and social contexts. Drawing on different media and cultural sites, this course will examine a range of emotional states such as (but not limited to) love, happiness, fear, hate, terror and ideas of hope, trust, belief and faith in the (re)making of individual and social life. The course will also consider how emotions are deployed in current social and political debates.