Employing recent theories from gender and postcolonial studies, as well as media studies, this course analyses a wide range of case studies from contemporary visual culture, across a broad scope of genres and technologies. It will invite the students to critically think with concepts such as representation mediation, production and dissemination. Moreover, it will provide a novel approach to art, culture and technology by challenging the primacy of vision and by mobilizing an intersectional perspective. Students will learn to work with visual methodologies and analytic tools from the fields of semiotics and psychoanalysis in order to be able to critically assess the ways in which social and cultural norms are disseminated in visual ways. In this way, the course provides a toolkit for thinking through the growing and often overwhelming array of images we are confronted with on a daily basis in our media saturated culture.|
Priority rules apply to this course. Make sure you register for this course before 16 November 12.00 noon to be considered for enrollment.
The following students are guaranteed a place:
- BA TCS or LAS;
- students who are registered for the minor Gender Studies;
- pre-master’s students;
- exchange students.
Other students will be placed by means of random selection.
This course employs an intersectional perspective while looking at various cultural practices in the visual and technological field: film, photography, Internet cultures, biometrics, mass media, pop culture and pop femnism, art, contemporary art theory, affect theory as well as social performances of citizenship and nationalism. It uses feminist research methodologies to open up fresh perspectives on these practices and to rethink our encounter with various forms of artistic, technological and cultural expressions that are visually mediated. In this engagement, the course offers also an introduction into the growing field of feminist technosciences and new media studies, and explores in both a creative and a critical way new technological and digital cultures. Moreover, while centered on an exploration of visuality and visual culture, the course also engages with critical and theoretical perspectives that challenge the dominance of vision as the priviledged means for acquiring knowledge.
The course handbook is Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
(2009) by Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright.
This course is the fourth course in the minor Gender Studies, for more information about this minor see http://students.uu.nl/en/node/351/gender-studies.
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major (hoofdrichting Postcolonial and Gender Studies) are required to complete one of the following compulsory preparation courses: Introduction to Gender Studies (blok 3), Gender, etniciteit en cultuurkritiek (blok 1) or Gender, Ethnicity and Cultural Critique (blok 1).
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Competenties-IngangseisenBronnen van zelfstudie
|Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (2018) ‘Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture. A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies’, 2nd Edition. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138288263||Verplicht materiaal|
|books to be announced in syllabus|
AlgemeenThere will be one lecture per week and one seminar with smaller groups.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents will be expected to do assigned reading, to be prepared to discuss these texts and relate them to lectures, also to hand in assignments on time. The students will have to hand in the final paper at the end of the course.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkActive participation and discussion.
BeoordelingActive participation, critical thinking, creativity, familiarity with assigned material, ability to write in a scholarly way.
Please note! The criteria for knowledge/skills concern all teachings methods.
DeadlinesTo be announced in syllabus.
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context |