Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 5 x 2 hours seminars
Lecture 5 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Computer Assisted learning test  50%
Semester Assessment 2500 word essay  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to

  • understand the concepts and debates aroung gender, post-colonialism and minority identity
  • recognise the work of key artists covered on the course
  • be able to read critically the historical and theoretical writing associated with this topic
  • develop expertise in note-taking, library research, essay writing and presentation of ideas in class discussion

Transferable skills

  • Writing in an academic context
  • Oral discussion and presentation
  • IT and information technology
  • Time management and group work

Brief description

The aim of the course is to examine selected topics and artists whose work has addressed issues of gender and identity. The period covered is 1920 to the present time with an emphasis on contemporary art. The course follows on from Art and Society 1 which deals with non western art and its social context and much of the material in this course looks at artists who are identified with ethnic minorities in the dominant culture - black, latino or Native American. The course also covers artist whose work addresses gender, feminist and gay issues and introduces students to some of the current debates around gender, post-colonialism and representation by examining the work of selected artists and exhibitions.

Reading List

Supplementary Text
Ades, Dawn Art in Latin America Latin America Yale U.P. Primo search Araeen, Rasheed, The other story : Black Art in Britain South Bank Centre, Primo search Baddeley, Oriana Drawing the Line Latin America Verso Edns. Primo search Betterton, Rosemary Intimate Distance Feminism Routledge Primo search Chadwick, Helen Stilled lives : Feminism Portfolio Gallery, Primo search Chambers, Eddie Black People and the British Flag Black Art in Britain E.Chambers Primo search Elliot, David Art from South Africa African Art Museum of Mod.Art,Oxford Primo search Hiller, Susan. Susan Hiller. Feminism ICA, Primo search Isaak, Jo Anna Feminism and Contemporary Art Feminism Routledge Primo search Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield Contemporary African Art African Art Thames & H. Primo search Lowe, Sarah M. Frida Kahlo Latin America Universe Bks.,U.S. Primo search Lucie-Smith, Edward Race,Sex and Gender in Contemporary Art General Art Books International Primo search Mulvey, Laura Jimmie Durham Native American Art Phaidon P. Primo search Netherlands Organisation for International Development Africa now : African Art Groninger Museum : Primo search Perchuk, Andrew Masculine Masquerade Masculinity MIT P. Primo search Powell, Richard J. Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century Black Art Thames & H. Primo search Rosen, Randy Making Their Mark Feminism Abbeville P.,U.S. Primo search Spero, Nancy, Nancy Spero : Woman Breathing Feminism Das Museum, Primo search Spero, Nancy, Nancy Spero. Feminism Co-published by ICA / Fruitmarket Gallery / Orchard Gallery / Foyle Arts Project, Primo search Thomas, Nicholas Possessions Post Colonial Issues Thames & H. Primo search Vogel, Susan. Africa explores : African Art Center for African Art Primo search Williamson, Sue Art in South Africa African Art D.Philip Publishers,South Africa Primo search Williamson, Sue Resistance Art in South Africa African Art CIIR Primo search Young, Gavin Art of the South African Townships African Art Thames & H. Primo search Art and Feminism Feminism Phaidon P. Primo search Contemporary Art of Africa African Art Thames & H. Primo search Contemporary Cultures of Display African Art Yale U.P. Primo search Expanding Discourse Feminism Icon Edns.,U.S. Primo search From Two Worlds Black Art in Britain Trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Primo search Inside the Visible Feminism MIT P. Primo search Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century Latin America Museum of Mod.Art,N.Y. Primo search New Feminist Art Criticism Feminism Manchester U.P. Primo search Power of Feminist Art Feminism Thames & H. Primo search Reading the Contemporary African Art Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) Primo search

HERON DOCUMENT Baddeley:The Politics of Latin America Art HERON DOCUMENT Masculinity as Masquerade .pdf


This module is at CQFW Level 6