Representing Women (V4023)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: