FIN3042 : Fleshful Things: The Body and Visual Art
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ed Juler
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The course will explore the diverse range of ways in which the body has been represented in visual art in the period c.1900 – 2000. It will provide a thematic approach to understanding the various ways (socio-political, medical, aesthetic and cultural) in which the body has appealed to artists, paying particular attention to the central role the body plays in artistic and cultural discourse as an object of knowledge that is an once personal and subjective yet also institutionalised and objective. The course will examine how the twentieth century revolutionised the human body and its representation. It will show how developments in politics, medicine, sexuality, technology and culture reshaped artistic interpretations of the body and its socio-cultural meanings. Students will gain an understanding of how artists use the body to express ideas about (among others) aesthetics, the self, society, healthcare and mortality. Students will also acquire knowledge of different aesthetic, historiographic, sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to studying the body in art.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus will examine the artistic representation of the human body and broadly cover the period 1900-2000. It will cover the following topics:
The History of the Body
The Sick Body
The Gendered Body
The Monstrous Body
The Enhanced Body
The Political Body
The Abject Body
The Pornographic Body
The Homosexual Body
The Post-Human Body
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||Seminar preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Office Hours|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||3:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||81:00||81:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|FIN2041||Electric Dreams and Nuclear Visions: Art, Science & Medicine in the Twentieth Century.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
1. Lectures: to allow definition of the scope of the syllabus, an introduction to a body of knowledge, and modelling of the level and nature of the analysis required.
2. Seminars: to encourage interaction and the development of cognitive and key skills; to allow preparation and presentation of directed research on specific issues and case studies.
3. Tutorials: to provide feedback and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of submitted work, and increase awareness of the potential for individual development.
4. Workshops: to allow for more innovative and cross-curricular teaching
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||40||2000 word comparative visual analysis assignment|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework affords the student the opportunity to conduct research with seminar and peer support into particular areas of interest, to develop their organisational skills and then to demonstrate their ability to think independently using their seminar discussion to inform their individual assignments. Assignments are targeted to develop critical thinking, the ability to develop an argument, visual analysis and theoretical comprehension.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk