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ARTV405 Gender Issues in Art

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Issues in feminist art historiography, examining representations of and by women, as well as the political contexts of art production and reception.

This is an introduction to the issues and debates in feminist art historiography placed within a chronological framework. The paper examines representations of and by women, as well as considering the political contexts of art production and reception. Issues around sexuality, censorship and 'the gaze' will also be discussed. Students will also examine examples of approaches to art produced by and about women, focusing, in particular, on 20th-century art and 21st-century art.

Paper title Gender Issues in Art
Paper code ARTV405
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,142.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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54 300-level ARTH, ARTV or VISC points
ARTH 314, ARTH 414, ARTV 305
Teaching staff
Dr Judith Collard
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Life-long learning, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • To introduce students to the broad range of theoretical discussions around Feminism and Gender in art
  • To encourage students to critique ideas about the function and nature of art in Western culture
  • To encourage the development of communication skills both in written form and verbally through both essay writing and the engagement with ideas and issues within the classroom

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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