Analysing Arts II
Full course description
This sequel to Analysing Art provides you with a more advanced introduction to two methodologies that Arts and Culture students often use to analyze visual and literary artworks: semiotics and narratology. In particular, we will discuss the applicability of these methods to different types of genres and media. The course consists of a series of workshop-like meetings dedicated to portrait painting and photography, the short story composite, comics and the classical Hollywood cinema.
Upon completion of this skills course, you will be able to:
- deepen your understanding of two methodologies of artistic analysis you were introduced to in Analysing Art: semiotics and narratology;
- utilize the specialized analytical vocabularies that are specific to each of these methodologies;
- tailor these methodologies to the medium-specificity of their object of study (text)
The course builds on the first-year skills course Analysing Art.
Several articles and chapters from various books provided during the course.