Approaches to Critical Interpretation & Aesthetic Theories
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Active reading and participation in the seminars are required.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The course seeks to bridge the gap between the empiricism often intended in the gathering and interpretation of data and the many other theoretical approaches that may be employed. Whenever possible students will be encouraged to consider the theoretical possibilities involved in their own individual research, and will be expected to present their views in the series of seminars which will take place in the second term.
One hour Lecture, one hour Seminar
Scope and syllabus
Ten 2-hour lectures will be given in the first term, including group discussions. Short texts relating to each weekly topic will be prepared by course members and presented for discussion after each lecture. In the second term, presentation and seminars will take place.
Method of assessment
- One 2 000 words book review (worth 30%)
- One 3 500 words essay (worth 50%)
- One seminar (worth 20%)
- Arnheim R., 1954,1974, Art and Visual Perception.
- Bontekoe R., 1996, Dimensions of the Hermeneutic Circle.
- Cahoone L. (ed.), 1996, From Modernism to Postmodernism.
- Cooper D. E., 1996, World Philosophies. A Historical Reader.
- Fernie E., 1995, Art History and its Methods, a Critical Anthology.
- Grimes R. L., 1982, Beginning in Ritual Studies.
- Lefebvre H., 1991, 1995, Beginning in Ritual Studies.
- Peacock J. L., 1986, The Anthropological Lens.
- Price M., 1994, The Photograph, a Strange Confined Space.
- Trigger B. G., 1989, A History of Archaeological Theory.