Postgraduate Course: TPG Cultural Turns (ARTX11029)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course engages with the re-evaluation of popular culture, a reconsideration of the meaning and scope of the 'aesthetic,' and an engagement with numerous other concerns outside the traditional
domain of Critical Theory, such as geography, museology, cultural studies, design and visual culture, and gender studies. Central to the course is thus a tracking of the rise of discourses in response to
the perceived inadequacy of Critical Theory in the face of contemporary society and culture.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Generate a focus for and make a constructive contribution to group crits.
- Demonstrate an ability to research and articulate a critical knowledge of one or more principle methods in the analysis of culture and subject one or more of those methods to critical scrutiny
- Use your publishing media to conceptualise, promote, and generate a critical dialogue around your group curatorial project.
|William, R. Culture and Materialism, Verso, 2005.|
Chaney, D. Cultural Turn: Scene-setting Essays on Contemporary Cultural Theory, Routledge, 1994.
Couldry, N. Inside Culture: Re-imaginging the Method of Cultural Studies, Sage, 2000.
Pickering, M. Research Methods for Cultural Studies, Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
Barker, C. Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice, Sage, 2003.
Johnson, R. et al. The Practice of Cultural Studies, Sage, 2004.
Frow, J. Cultural Studies and Cultural Value, Oxford, 1995.
Gelder, K. The Subcultures Reader, London : Routledge, 1997.
Ray and Sayer (eds) Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn, Sage, 1999.
Velthuis, O. Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art, Princeton, 2007.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Cultural Geography Museology Cultural Studies Design Histories Gender Studies Metahistory Cybercultu
|Course organiser||Mr John Beagles
Tel: (0131 6)51 5909
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743