Entering the Field: Literature, Art, and Culture I
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe first Entering the Field (EtFI) skills seminar will train you in close reading in the broadest sense of the term (including the analysis of visual artefacts such as paintings and films), equipping you with indispensable tools for analyzing individual aesthetic works in depth. It runs parallel to the first specialization course Modernity and the Arts I. The seminars introduce you to the basics and fundamentals of the field, its methodologies, in order to prepare you for doing research yourself. The courses are organized around well-chosen topics that enable you to deal with specific issues in greater theoretical depth, and offer you training in a limited number of methodologies in a more ‘hands-on’ or ‘do-it-yourself’ fashion. This means that the approaches introduced in the skills seminar will recur in the workshops that form part of the parallel course.
Doelstellingen van dit vakThis skills seminar aims to give you insight into the differences between communication through ordinary propositional language and aesthetic communication; to improve your aptitude in coming to terms with hermetic, innovatory aesthetic artefacts that do no yield their meaning at first glance, and to familiarize you with key concepts and issues relating to the interpretation of works of art and literature. In addition, it wants to impart an initial understanding of the major shifts in scholarly inquiry into the arts from a focus on the work to a focus on the institutional context of the work.
4 feb 2019
5 apr 2019
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Evaluatiemethoden:Attendance, Participation, Take home exam
Trefwoorden:Close reading, iconography, structuralism, poststructuralism