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240529 SE Demons and Angels - Iconography in religious and non-religious Art (P4) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


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

The course will be digital.

  • Wednesday 03.03. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 17.03. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 21.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 05.05. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 19.05. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 02.06. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 16.06. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Wednesday 30.06. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar researches so-called iconic entities which exist through time and on a global scale. Their specific cultural and historic representations, images, topoi and the workings of iconographies are examined and analysed. The seminar is based on everyone’s active participation. In each class students are introduced to seminal readings and core analytical approaches. The course makes use of interactive and peer group discussions, short impulse presentations as well as audio-visual and other materials in each session. The goal of this seminar is to enable students to carry out their own anthropological research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment.
Collective exchange of ideas, collaboration in peer groups and intensive discussion based on recommended readings (15%), short presentations with handout (20%), concept paper for final essay (15%), final essay (approx. 3000 words, excl. footnotes and bibliography) (50%).

Delivery of final paper: 31. 07. 2021

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Online-Attendance at class hours is required and has to be noted on Moodle. Independently researching literature and other materials needed for discussing selected topics is necessary and expected of every participant.

Examination topics

The assessment load is constituted by notions, concepts and approaches that are presented, examined and debated in the course as well as the discussed ethnographic case studies; all work done by the participants, whether collectively or independently.

Reading list

Evans J.; Hall S. ; Visual Culture: The Reader; Sage Publications

Mirzoeff N.; The Visual Culture Reader (3rd Ed.); Routledge

Fiske J.; Reading the Popular (2nd Ed); Routledge

Fiske J.; Myths and Myth-Makers (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1061)

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:21