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Cultural Theory and Visuality (12 points)


Leader: Deane Williams

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The relation between cultural and critical theory and the visual field, including photography and film, painting and sculpture, architecture, performance, non-Western visual practices, and common objects. The historical positions and the theoretical construction of these products with reference to the discourses of modernism and modernity, post-modernism, the body, totalitarianism/post-totalitarianism, museology and institutions and 'the everyday'.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 30% + Essay (6000 words): 60% + Seminar participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week plus 2 hour weekly screening

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