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Theory, Culture and Visuality (12 points)


Leader: Deane Williams

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit addresses the relation between cultural and critical theory and the visual field. The range of visual products whose theorisation will be considered includes photography and film, painting and sculpture, architecture, performance, non-Western visual practices, and common objects. Discussion will take place on 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

Prohibitions: CLS4270, EUR4270

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