Semester 2 unit: Death, Dying and Grief: Through the Lens of Art and Spirituality

Dr Claire Renkin and Dr Eleanor Flynn

This unit applies insights drawn from Christian spirituality, and material culture to study a variety of responses to death, dying and bereavement. While examining historical and contemporary theories and practice within the Christian tradition, we will explore how visual art contributes to our understanding of death, dying and grief. Student experiences of these realities will play a large role in our discussion.

Dr Claire Renkin: teaches art history and spirituality at YTU. She is passionate in her exploration of how the visual arts communicate spirituality in different historical periods and to-day.

Dr Eleanor Flynn, is an Honorary Associate Professor of Medical Education at the University of Melbourne, who has combined work in medical education and palliative care with theological study. She teaches students and health care workers using texts and images that explore issues of death, dying and bereavement.

Unit Code CH/DS2/3214Y   CH/DS9214Y
Level Postgraduate
Study Mode Intensive (6 Saturdays)
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Mid-year enrolments are now open.

This unit is due to run in semester 2, 2019. To find out more about the unit, enrolments, or to make an appointment to meet with a course advisor, please contact the College.

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