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FS30PC: PERFORMANCE ART (2017-2018)

Last modified: 10 Aug 2017 10:05


Course Overview

This course will examine the phenomenon of performance art as it developed both in the capitalist West and the communist East. By considering the artistic production of Western artists in light of what their contemporaries were doing behind the Iron Curtain, we will arrive at a more nuanced understanding of performance art in general, and in the West. Furthermore, by examining these performances from the East in the context of theories expounded on the avant-garde, we will reconsider the idea of the end of the avant-garde and develop an expanded understanding of postmodern art practice.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Amy Bryzgel

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Film And Visual Culture (FS) or Literature In A World Context (LW)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course will examine the phenomenon of performance art as it developed both in the capitalist West and the communist East. By considering the artistic production of Western artists in light of what their contemporaries were doing behind the Iron Curtain, we will arrive at a more nuanced understanding of performance art in general, and in the West. Furthermore, by examining these performances from the East in the context of theories expounded on the avant-garde, we will reconsider the idea of the end of the avant-garde and develop an expanded understanding of postmodern art practice.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA French-Literature in a World Context (B)
  • MA German-Literature in a World Context (B)
  • MA Hispanic-Literature in a World Context (B)

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 3000-word research essay (40%)
  • 2000-word reflective essay (30%)
  • Performance project and presentation (20%)
  • SAM (10%)

 

Resit

  • 2,000-word research essay (100%)
  • All coursework must have been submitted.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided in the form of oral and written comments.

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