The Verbal and The Visual: Dialogues Between Literature, Film, Art and - EN867

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Paris
(version 2)
Autumn
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7 30 (15) DR A Mildenberg

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

This module is only available to students studying at the Paris School of Arts and Culture in the autumn term

2019-20

Overview

This module explores the range of interrelations and negotiations that take place between verbal and visual culture, in literature, art, film, philosophy and, psychogeography. It will cover a diverse range of thinkers and approaches such as; Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Bersani, Derrida, Debord, and Marx. The module is intended to be interdisciplinary and it will include some Paris-based visits, activities and screenings as a necessary means of working across themes, theories and ideas. It will consider some or all of the following themes, such as: the politics of space, ekphrasis and the other, phenomenological wonder, the legacy of Marx, and Marxist and formalist perspectives on modernism and the visual arts.

Details

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Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20
Private Study Hours: 280
Total Study Hours: 300

Availability

This module is only available to students studying in Paris in the autumn term

Method of assessment

Assignment (5,000 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually

Bersani, Leo and Dutoit, Ulysse. (2004). Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, Subjectivity. London: BFI Publishing
Debord, Guy. (1992). Society of the Spectacle. London: Rebel Press
Derrida, Jacques. (2006). Spectres of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International. London: Routledge
Greenberg, Clement, (1995). Collected Essays. Volume 4: Modernism with a Vengeance, 1957-1969. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Marx, Karl, (1970). The German Ideology: Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy. London: Lawrence & Wishart
Mitchell, W.J.T. (1995). Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the range of literary and philosophical approaches to understanding the relationship between the verbal and visual culture;

2 Demonstrate knowledge of how Paris and Parisian social, cultural and national contexts contribute to debates concerning aesthetics, philosophy, and literary history;

3 Demonstrate knowledge of current scholarship in the cultural history of the modern metropolis (specifically Paris);

4 Demonstrate a broad sense of how and where disciplines meet, ideologically.

5 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current topical issues at the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice;

6 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;

7 Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;

8 Demonstrate a conceptual understanding that enables them to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline;

9 Demonstrate a conceptual understanding that enables them to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

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