Postgraduate Course: Text and Context (CLLC11091)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course responds to the growing interest in visual media, practices of looking and reading, technological mediations of language and imagery, and tensions between the visual, linguistic and the literary texts. It aims at interrogating the materiality and visibility of texts, positioning of the visible and material language signs within the theoretical and methodological approaches to studying cultures. The course examines the opposition of word and image and the notions of reading and text as privilaged conceptual toolsin theories of culture and society.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||minimum 7.0 IELST or equivalent
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| students will have:
- a knowledge of the key approaches to studying writing and textual forms as well as historical, political, cultural contexts of writing traditions.
- understanding of the impact of technologies on writing forms and cultural practices of writing.
- ability to conduct analysis of the graphic forms of writing, technologies used in the production of forms of the written word.
- developed skills in relating theory to material manifestations of textual practices and graphic and spatial dimensions of textual artefacts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||text and image, materiality and graphic forms of writing
|Course organiser||Dr Ella Chmielewska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3736
|Course secretary||Miss Lyndsay Hopes
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735