|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in art history or the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Susan Lowish
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject focuses on contemporary cross-cultural visual art in relation to its colonial heritage. Responses to the colonial archive are a significant current in late 20th and early 21st century postcolonial culture. In many different contexts and in a range of visual media (film, photography and painting) artists have critiqued and deconstructed dominant Western myths and stereotypes of race. In this subject we will address such responses, and the issues that they raise about relationships between cultures. The theoretical issues that inform this subject include the relationship between aesthetics and politics, forms of resistance, the structure and operation of racial stereotypes in visual cultures, questions of cultural agency, the relationship between postcolonialism and feminism, cultural hybridity, and cross-cultural borrowing and appropriation. The subject focuses on the work of artists and filmmakers from Europe, South Asia and Australia. Students should complete the subject with an understanding of both the broad theoretical issues and historical/regional specificity of cross-cultural visual art forms.
|Assessment:||A class paper of 2000 words 40% (due during the semester), and an essay of 3000 words 60% (due at the end of the semester).Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2-weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and/or special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Creative Arts(Honours) |
Bachelor of Creative Arts(Honours)
Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts(Art History)
Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts(Art History)
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies
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