Critical Reflections

This module provides an introduction to critical theory in the arts and its application to aesthetics and art. The first term concentrates on 'structures' in artworks and the second on 'identities'. The structure of the module is six three-week blocks: (1) ‘Form and Structure’, (2) ‘Semiotics and Authorship’, (3) ‘Phenomenology and Spectatorship’, (4) ‘Sex/uality and Gender’, (5) ‘Race and Ethnicity’, and (6) ‘Class and Society’. Plenary lectures make connections across the arts, and seminars and workshops allow you to work in your subject groups (art, film, theatre, design) on ideas and examples specifically tailored towards these disciplines.