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Visual Culture and Its Theories (12 points)


Leader: John Gregory

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is designed to equip honours students with critical and theoretical skills appropriate to the study of art history and visual culture at an advanced level. Topics to be considered will include theories of the image, representation and meaning, the operation of ideology, especially in relation to race and gender, social theories (including Marxist and neo-Marxist accounts), applications of psychoanalysis to the visual field, postmodernism and its critiques, cyberculture, and recent theorisations of visual culture.

Assessment: First essay (2500 words): 25% + Seminar paper (2500 words): 25% + Second essay (4000 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: VSA 3010

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