Images of ourselves and others saturate our experiences of contemporary life. In Tinder pics, advertisements and Police mugshots, we automatically and unintentionally read signifiers of race, class, gender and sexuality. Yet how, and why, do we interpret these? This course engages with examples of representation drawn from the diverse fields of art, photography, popular culture (film, television and video games), news media and social media to enable students to critically assess images of their own and others' making. Drawing on theories of looking, with attention to the gaze and the construct of the Other, students will explore self-portraiture and representation in the age of the selfie. Note: This is a second year course and is suitable to students who have completed foundation (first year) studies in art history or equivalent foundation (first year) studies in the humanities.
South Bank Trimester 1
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|You must attend this Seminar|
|Seminar (10056)||In High Demand||
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
South Bank Campus