LET-KGB275
American art: from the humble to the exalted
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusLET-KGB275
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Letteren; Engelse taal en cultuur;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. M. Gieskes
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2020
Periode
PER 1-PER 3  (31-08-2020 t/m 04-04-2021)
Aanvangsblok
PER 1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerkingaanschuifonderwijs
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of the course, the student
  • will have obtained a basic overview of developments in American art and architecture;
  • will be able to identify, analyze, contextualize, and relate to one another selected American artworks and buildings;
  • will be able to recognize, analyze, and contextualize the presence in artworks of both the tendency to value the humble and the desire for the exalted;
  • will have developed the ability to recognize and assess different methods and approaches that critics and art historians use when interpreting works of art;
  • will be able to reflect critically on various historical and contemporary perspectives on American art.
Inhoud
This course examines art and architecture created in the USA from colonial times until now, with a focus on the twentieth century. The organization of the course is both thematic and (roughly) chronological. We will discuss major artists and architects, such as John Singleton Copley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol, but will also view the production of art within a wider context of social, political, and cultural issues, covering topics such as Manifest Destiny, Fordism, gender, and the culture wars. A recurring theme throughout the course is the interaction in American art between, on the one hand, the humble and the banal, and, on the other hand, the exalted and sublime.
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden

Voorkennis
Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least C1 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Frances K. Pohl, Framing America: A Social History of American Art, Thames & Hudson 2012
Titel:Framing America: A Social History of American Art
Auteur:Frances K. Pohl
Uitgever:Thames & Hudson
Artikelen
Additional articles (to be distributed later)

Werkvormen
At-home PER3 gel2
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Hoorcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Algemeen
Lectures and discussions.

Opdrachten
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Participation Assignments
Weging0
ToetsvormDeelname
GelegenhedenBlok PER 2, Blok PER 2

Minimum cijfer
V

Written exam (AT HOME)
Weging100
ToetsvormSchriftelijk tentamen
GelegenhedenBlok PER 2, Blok PER 3

Minimum cijfer
5,5