Kunstwerelden. Actuele praktijken en debatten in kunst en literatuur
Full course descriptionDe blokbeschrijvingen zijn in het Engels omdat ook de blokboeken en de literatuur Engelstalig zijn. This module studies ‘art worlds’ in their relation to other societal and epistemological practices. The central theme of the module is the unprecedented hybridization and technologization of both artistic production and consumption. How do these developments reconfigure the modern dichotomy of autonomy and instrumentalism of the arts, and the idea that art as a societal domain can be clearly separated from science and politics? What are the consequences for art and science when artists present their work as a form of doing research resulting in works of art that are presented as knowledge? This module not only explores theoretical approaches to these questions, but also considers the possible roles of scholars of culture in current practices in art and literature, and in topical debates and controversies. It combines skills trainings with tutorial group meetings and master meetings.
Course objectives- To get insight into the ways twenty-first century artistic and literary practices are related to political and epistemological practices; - to provide students with concepts and methods to critically reflect upon and evaluate these relations; - to position themselves as scholars of culture in current debates about the role of the arts in societal, political and epistemological practices.
PrerequisitesEnrollment MA KLS
Recommended readingA variety of relevant literature
26 Oct 2020
18 Dec 2020
Teaching methods:Assignment(s), Lecture(s), Paper(s), PBL, Presentation(s), Skills
Assessment methods:Assignment, Attendance, Final paper, Participation, Presentation