Visual culture studies 311

Module code VKK 311
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Post/Modernities: Contemporary discourses
This module investigates Modernism and Postmodernism as the dominant aesthetic, discursive and visual paradigms of the 20th and 21st centuries. Key concepts in these discourses and counter-discourses are highlighted and explored, such as the creation of modern subjectivity, the beautiful and the sublime, the avant garde, the metaphysics of presence, originality, authorship, hermeneutics, the “language turn”, différance and the so-called “end of art”. Theorist may include: Kant, Heidegger, Derrida and Foucault.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English are used in one class
Department School of the Arts
Period of presentation Semester 1

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