Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Representing Women

Module V4023

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

How do we begin to explore the work of women artists and images of women? How are women artists discussed and exhibited in our national galleries and museums today? How were women represented in portraiture? What were the social and cultural contexts for these images? Why do these things matter – or don’t they?

We will also be exploring what feminist approaches to art history and history can offer - and what the limitations might be.
During the course, we will discuss recent debates about the subject and consider the different ways in which it has been approached.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate detailed and coherent critical evaluation of specific visual culture relating to this subject and understanding of the significance of this theme to wider thematic debates in art history.

Undertake sustained independent written research and develop in-depth argument taking into account a variety of scholarly approaches.

Synthesize complex scholarly information and independent research coherently in the form of oral presentation.

Demonstrate critical understanding of some of the differing approaches of current art-historical scholarship about this subject and how specific examples relate to the overall issues of the topic.

PresentationSemester 2 AssessmentFri 17:0030.00%
Dissertation (6000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:0070.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours11111111111
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour11111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Meaghan Clarke

Assess convenor, Convenor

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