Undergraduate Course: Eve's Children: Art and Gender 600-1400 (HIAR10084)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course focuses on representations and perceptions of gender, sexuality and the body in medieval England and France. Seminars will address the following themes: motherhood and the maternal; gender and sexuality in celibate communities; monsters and the monstrous; masculinity and warfare; flesh vs. spirit; metaphorical vs. actual; fetish; fragmentation and the gaze. While we will explore multiple approaches to these issues, emphasis will be placed on interweaving the following three strands: the art object, historical context and theory.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 3 hour online examination (50%) and 1 extended 2,500 word essay (50%)
||Students will be assigned short (250-500 word) written responses each week, aimed at improving critical skills. These will be submitted as a portfolio mid-semester. At this time, there will be individual meetings discussing submission and performance to date as well as any concerns or suggestions students may have about the course. These meetings and the portfolio feed forward to the essay submission. In addition to the written feedback on the essay, we will have a second meeting at the end of the semester to discuss essay and performance to date, looking forward to the exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3-hour online exam||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyse artworks within specific theoretical discussions of the body, maternity, monstrosity, queer theory, post-colonialism, materiality, performance and the gaze.
- Explain signficant shifts in social, political and theological perceptions of gender.
- Exemplify specific approaches to gender through specific case studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and art historical contexts of various case studies.
- Explain significant developments in gender literature, theories and methodologies applicable to medieval studies from the 1980s until present.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Heather Pulliam
|Course secretary||Miss Ellie McCartney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879