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Imaging the Body

Enrolment code: FST214/314

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit; offered in even-numbered years

Unit description:

Analyses the various ways in which the body has been depicted in Western visual culture, examining the changing social and cultural meanings which have been invested in the body both in past and in contemporary imagery. The unit covers such topics as: the portrait; the female and male nude; non-Western bodies; the mechanical body; the medicalised body; the body as political symbol and the sacred body.

Staff Dr L Negrin For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 1-hr lecture, 1-hr Art Forum, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Art Theory or equiv  
Assessment mode 2,500-word essay (60%), tutorial presentation with associated 2,000-word tutorial paper (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Recommended texts etc Adler K & Pointon M (eds), The Body Imaged: The Human Form and Visual Culture Since the Renaissance, CUP, 1993
Mirzoeff N, Bodyscape: Art, Modernity and the Ideal Figure, Routledge, 1995.
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Art and Design Theory (Hobart)
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts (See also combined degree)
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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