Visual Arts of Africa and The Atlantic World: History, Creativity and Agency
- Module Code:
- Module Not Running 2019/2020
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Have gained knowledge and understanding of the themes, issues and debates of African and diasporic art traditions relating to the trajectories of their development within and outside Africa and to understanding the ways in which they are constituted in their local, regional and inter-continental circumstances through in depth examples of particular art traditions within and outside Africa.
- Identify and compare different approaches to understanding art traditions within and outside Africa.
- Assess critically the materials and themes explored in the course through the use of particular examples from within and outside Africa.
- Have been introduced to the range of skills used in art history and developed independent study and research skills.
- Enable an appreciation of the variety of cultural values and their implications for equality issues such as class, "race", gender, sexual orientation, age and disability.
- One hour Lecture, one hour Seminar
Method of assessment
- One 750 words book review (worth 20%)
- One 3 000 words essay (worth 40%)
- One two hour exam (worth 40%)
- Gell A, 1998: Art and Agency: an anthropological theory
- (ed.) Plankensteiner, Barbara, 2007, Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria
- Horton R, 1965: Kalabari Sculpture,
- Ross D et al, 1998: Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
- Williamson S, 1989: Resistance Art in South Africa
- Chappel T, 1977: Decorated Gourds from Northeastern Nigeria
- W MacGaffrey & M Harris, 1993, Astonishment and Power,
- Biebuyck D, 1973: Lega Culture
- Loughran K S, et al [eds], 1986: Somalia in Word and Image
- Cole H and D Ross, 1977: The Arts of Ghana