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240520 SE Bodies of Pain, Bodies of Pleasure - Modes of Visualization (P4) (2016S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 07.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 21.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 12.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 02.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 16.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 30.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This class examines different ways of perceiving and conveying body experience in multiple modes of articulation in visual culture relating to the domaines of pain and pleasure which have been at the core of many anthropological approaches and diverse topical fields. Selected significant examples are analyzed within their specific socio-cultural and historic contexts as well as by cross-cultural comparison and in regard of transnational meaning, based on selected seminal theories on the anthropology of the body and on visual analysis.
With special guests.
The seminar's goal is providing theoretical-methodological knowledge to enable participants to gain insight and competences for independant further work in the relevant topic areas.

Assessment and permitted materials

Marking is based on active participation including discussion and short written work (30%), 10 min. presentation (35%), and final paper (35%). Closing date for final paper delivery: 25.09.2016 (max. absence: one session).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Apart from some introductory input lectures the seminar is based on intense communication, open discussion, active contribution and group work of all participants, using literature and multi-media materials. The seminar is conducted in English.

Reading list

The relevant literature will be presented at the beginning of the seminar.

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