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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3172 The Body and its Work in Anglo-Saxon Art

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Prof Catherine E. Karkov
Email: C.E.Karkov@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisites

ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The Body and its Work examines what is at stake in the production and reproduction of the body in the art historical record through an exploration of ways in which the body was perceived, conceived, and the cultural work it was made to do in Anglo-Saxon England. This module will consider bodies as real corporeal objects, as images and automata, as sites of abjection, sites of wonder, and sites of power and identity of various types. It will ask questions about the bodies of artists, patrons and collectors, as well as bodies as objects and images.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- have developed their knowledge of the ideologies and processes behind depictions of the body in Anglo-Saxon art;
- be able to understand both primary and secondary theoretical/critical texts and their relationship to visual culture and its interpretation, and assess and discuss the key debates relevant to the art of the early Middle Ages.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Textual analysis of primary and secondary sources
- Research skills
- Participation in seminar discussions
- Use of audio visual aids
- Analysis of art.


Syllabus

The Body and its Work examines what is at stake in the production and reproduction of the body in the art historical record through an exploration of ways in which the body was perceived, conceived, and the cultural work it was made to do in Anglo-Saxon England.

This module will consider bodies as real corporeal objects, as images and automata, as sites of abjection, sites of wonder, and sites of power and identity of various types. It will ask questions about the bodies of artists, patrons and collectors, as well as bodies as objects and images.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Directed study of primary and secondary sources in preparation for seminar discussions
- Preparation, writing and research for seminar presentations and essays
- Study visits to museum, gallery and library exhibitions
- Revisions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- participation in seminar discussions
- assessment of mid-semester project report.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000-3,000 words75.00
Project2,000 words25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/05/2010

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