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080040 SE Seminar: Expanding Art History: Writing about Female Artists, Performing a Feminist Critique (2018W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 22 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

please note that semainr meetings will go till 3pm - 3:30pm (15h - 15:30) on :
03.12
14.01
28.01

Monday 08.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 22.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 12.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 19.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 03.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 03.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Monday 14.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 14.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Monday 28.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 28.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course examines the methods, histories, and theories through which the diverse artistic practices of female artists can be researched, analyzed, and written about in a global context. It seeks to expand the canon(s) of art history from modernism to the present and investigate the mechanisms through which inclusion and exclusion of female artists has been and continues to be regulated. Drawing on a broad spectrum of perspectives, including gender studies, critical ethnic studies, media-studies, and post colonialism studies, we will: 1) interrogate how dominant art historical frameworks, narratives and methodologies structure our knowledge of specific art objects and practices, exhibitionary models, and social subjects; 2) examine practices that perform critical interventions, resistance to and re-framings of art historical frameworks, narratives, and methodologies; 3) explore the global connections between art history, artistic and curatorial practices, museology and the formation of ‘gendered’ identity and political and economic inequalities ; 4) grapples with the need to shape renewed imaginations, practices, and methodologies towards diverse ways of knowing and collective change.

Course Aims: The aims of the course are to 1) familiarize students with the practices female artists in a contemporary global context and expand the histories and theories through which they have been included / excluded within the canon of art history; 2) engage with the issues raised by these practices along multidisciplinary pathways, including critical ethnic studies, indigenous studies, gender studies, post colonial studies 3) introduce students to methods, models, and theories for the critical analysis of contemporary art.

Course Methods: This is a conceptually and theoretically driven seminar that approaches the study of contemporary art as an expanded and entwined constellation of representational artifacts, discursive objects, and material practices. Within this multidisciplinary constellation, we will be attentive to the ways in which artistic production relates and responds to forces, techniques, and effects of power and is implicated in the constitution of new subjectivities.
Specific pedagogical methods include: Close textual and visual analysis; class discussions, oral and written components, field trips.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course Assessment: The final grade consists of:
a. Regular attendance and vigorous participation in class meetings and discussion: Attendance is mandatory and students are expected to be engaged participants. This includes the lectures and events organized in conjunction with the seminar (weighting of 20%)
b. Seminar presentation: Each student will give a 20-minute oral presentation of their research topic (weighting of 25 %)
c. Written paper: Each student will write a research paper of 40,000 signs (weighting of 55 %).

In order to pass the seminar, all sections must receive a positive assessment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Syllabus will be handed out at first class meeting and uploaded to moodle.

Association in the course directory

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