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ARHT3663: Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit investigates issues of gender and sexuality in art, visual culture and art history in modern and contemporary Asia from the 19th century to the present. Students will explore women- and/or queer-centred histories of the production and reception of art, and the rise of feminist and queer art and art history in parts of Asia.

Code ARHT3663
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. achieve a better understanding of the impact and effect of sexual difference in the reading and writing of the art histories discussed in the course
  • LO2. identify and engage with issues of gender particular to a variety of art historical sub-fields
  • LO3. understand and articulate the stakes of gender within the larger ethics of the arts world
  • LO4. understand key feminist theories and feminist art historical discourses and its uses in the context for interpreting modern and contemporary Asian art and its attendant issues
  • LO5. engage with and apply larger questions of gender to students’ own art historical practices
  • LO6. expand research experience and develop requisite research and analytical skills essential in the study of art history and visual culture.
  • LO7. acquire and expand knowledge on Asian artists and cultural practitioners across a range of thematic issues relevant to gender

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.