School of Arts

Eleen M Deprez

Postgraduate Research Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant


Eleen Deprez is a graduate teaching assistant at the School of Arts. She has a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Moral Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium). She also studied at the School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium, where she obtained a Master in Fine Arts. Her research focuses on the philosophy of Installation Art and Curating. In her work she examines the influence of the prototypical exhibition space on installation art and the artistic quality of curating. She co-organised the first British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference "Interact!" in February 2015.

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
MA in Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Free University of Brussels (Summa cum Laude, Belgium, 2012)
MA in Fine Arts, School of Arts (Magna cum Laude, Ghent, Belgium)
BA in Visual Arts, School of Arts (Ghent, Belgium)

Current Teaching

HA579 Internship in the Visual Arts
Students studying this module undertake internships in art galleries and other visual arts related organisations. Students will also take a course of 8 seminars, that will facilitate critical reflection on their experiences in the arts industry, and contextualisation of these experiences in terms of theoretical and practical issues currently faced by the visual arts industry in the UK and internationally.

HA686 Thinking about the Arts
This module provides a comprehensive overview of philosophical problems and debates that arise when thinking about the different arts, their practices and appreciation. The module discusses the viability and origins of the distinction between art and crafts, and popular and fine arts; it explores the possibility that video games, comics and graphic design or fashion be considered art.

HA361 Introduction to Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
This course aims to provide students with an introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The first part of the course focuses on some of the major texts in the history of the philosophy of art in the western tradition (e.g., Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Hume's Of the Standard of Taste and Kant's Critique of Judgement). The second part of the course focuses on central contemporary debates in the philosophy of art (e.g., What is Art? Artistic and Aesthetic Evaluation and the problem of forgery, Intention and Interpretation, Ethical criticism of art, Art and Emotion, Art and Feminism.)

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