Art and Ideas III
Art History and Theory
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
02 January 2020
Requisites for this module
BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V31B Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV53 Philosophy and Art History,
BA VV54 Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV55 Philosophy and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV5H Philosophy and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VVHP Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad)
New, exciting, and unconventional practices call for new, exciting and unconventional theories. This module will look at how art history has developed in the twentieth century, expanding the discipline to include visual culture, cultural studies of mass culture, performance, material culture, design history and digital culture.
These new ways of seeing are often driven by a critical impetus, and allow us to look in new ways at social and political issues of activism and social change, sex, technology, memes, police violence, migration, austerity and crisis, state surveillance, and our relation to animals and the environment.
The aims of the module are:
1. to equip students with a range of the latest methodologies in art history, visual and material culture, performance studies and the digital humanities;
2. to provoke critical reflection on the social role, meaning and purpose of art and culture.
By the end of the module students will:
1. have a sound understanding of recent methodological turns beyond art history;
2. be able to articulate and critically evaluate a number of central issues in visual and material culture;
3. be able to evaluate the success of theoretical discussions of these issues with regard to a range of case studies;
4. be able to demonstrate all these competences through seminar presentations and discussions combining theoretical and primary source material and in written work.
No additional information available.
10 x 2 hour seminars
Week 8 is Reading Week
Week 30 is a Revision Session
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Essay 1 (2500 Words)
||Essay 2 (2500 Words)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gavin Grindon, email: email@example.com.
Dr Gavin Grindon
Prof Richard Simon Clay
Professor of Digital Cultures
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 14 (87.5%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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