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ICLS2626: Words and Pictures across Cultures

This unit will look at the interaction of literature and visual and performance arts in different countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. How do these art forms draw upon each other to represent and frame society and culture, and how does this influence our reading of them? These questions will be examined through examples from literature, theatre, painting, dance, photography, cinema and/or mixed media and movements such as orientalism, realism, symbolism, modernism, postmodernism, pop art and abstract expressionism.

Code ICLS2626
Academic unit International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Credit points 6
At least 12 Junior credit points in any of the following Arabic Studies Chinese Studies English European Studies French Studies Germanic Studies Modern Hebrew Indonesian Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Korean Studies Modern Greek Byzantine Studies Spanish Latin American Studies Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies

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

  • LO1. develop skills for analysing the interplay between the verbal and the visual in comparative literary and cultural studies
  • LO2. develop familiarity with the impact of innovations in visual/AV techniques and technologies on modernity in Western literature
  • LO3. acquire better understanding of the socio-historical context of literary and artistic production
  • LO4. extend their writing and analytical skills, in particular through an increased sensitivity to literary
  • LO5. further develop their independent thinking and a critical attitude toward cultural assumptions and literary representations

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