AR323-6-AU-CO:
Art and Ideas III

The details
2019/20
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
28 August 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
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Key module for

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)

Module description

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.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

to equip students with a range of the latest methodologies in art history, visual and material culture, performance studies and the digital humanities;
to provoke critical reflection on the social role, meaning and purpose of art and culture.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have:

have a sound understanding of recent methodological turns beyond art history;
be able to articulate and critically evaluate a number of central issues in visual and material culture;
be able to evaluate the success of theoretical discussions of these issues with regard to a range of case studies;
be able to demonstrate all these competences through seminar presentations and discussions combining theoretical and primary source material and in written work.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

10 x 2 hour seminars Week 8 is Reading Week Week 30 is a Revision Session

Bibliography

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 1 (2500 Words) 25/11/2019 40%
Coursework Essay 2 (2500 Words) 14/01/2020 40%
Practical Presentation 20%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gavin Grindon
spahinfo@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 18 hours, 18 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Art History and Theory

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