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Cursus: LET-HLCS-AVC02
LET-HLCS-AVC02
The Body in Art and Visual Culture
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CursusLET-HLCS-AVC02
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Letteren; Graduate School;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2020
Periode
PER 3  (08-02-2021 t/m 16-04-2021)
Aanvangsblok
PER 3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of this course the student will be able:
  • to reflect critically on various historical and contemporary perspectives on the human body in art and visual culture;
  • to read, understand, and critically engage with theories and philosophies of the body;
  • to observe, describe, analyse, and critique representations of the body in different forms of art, fashion and media. 
  • to apply the English academic language skills (written and oral) that are needed to participate in academic debates in the field of the Humanities.
Inhoud
The human body has played a central role in western art and visual culture, yet visual representations of the body have only become a serious object of academic study since the 1970s, stimulated by feminist practices and gender studies. This course explores the body and its representations as loci of shifting signs, views, and interpretations. The main question is how historical and geographical circumstances – including social relations, religious views, scientific norms and issues of power – determine the depiction, representation and experience of human bodies. The course covers various forms of art, fashion and media in several historical periods. We will examine images and imaginings of ideal, deviant, and fragile bodies in relation to desire, beauty ideals, and divine perfection, but also in relation to repulsion, abjection and normalizing discourses. Relevant themes that will be discussed include the relation between the spiritual and the corporeal, as in incarnation and ostentation vulnerum; pictorial embodiment in connection to bodily absence; body politic and the bodyscape; affect and identity; corporeal materiality and bodily fluids; and human and posthuman bodies.

We will read texts by (among others) Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Amelia Jones, Julia Kristeva, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Leo Steinberg.
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Artikelen
Articles and book chapters will be made available in due course.
Titel:Articles and book chapters
Boek
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Bodyscape: Art, Modernity and the Ideal Figure, London and New York: Routledge, 1995
Titel:Bodyscape: Art, Modernity and the Ideal Figure
Auteur:Nicholas Mirzoeff
Uitgever:Routledge
Werkvormen
Werkcollege

Toetsen
Assignments
Weging30
ToetsvormWerkstuk
GelegenhedenBlok PER 3, Blok PER 4

Minimum cijfer
5,5

Essay
Weging70
ToetsvormWerkstuk
GelegenhedenBlok PER 3, Blok PER 4

Minimum cijfer
5,5

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