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Ideas of Subject and Object FFA257


The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented; autobiography, authority and authenticity. 'Object' raises questions about the nature of the art object, the role of materiality and tactility, and the possible agency of objects. In this unit, you explore these themes as they inform a range of contemporary art practices and consider their applicability to your own creative work.


Unit name Ideas of Subject and Object
Unit code FFA257
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Karen Hall

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

Total 39 hours lectures, seminars and discussions over 13 weeks


Podcast (1000-word equivalent: 30%); Written exercise (1500 words: 30%); Essay (2500 words: 40%)

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