|Delivery length / details
|11 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|Essay Essay (3000 words)
|2 Hours Examination (2 hours)
|Essay (3000 words)
|2 Hours 2 hour examination
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
a knowledge of key issues in British art as well as the wider cultural and social contexts in the period c.1840-1900;
an understanding of key concepts and theories, critical texts and historical contexts for works produced by Pre-Raphaelite artists and their followers;
a sound knowledge of appropriate bibliographic and other research materials;
critical skills and language through: the close analytical reading of pictures and other images, the close reading of set texts for seminar discussion; the formulation of a considered response to the essay questions.
Historical material will be covered in lectures that are broadly chronological and thematic in content. Seminars will involve group discussion as students assess and evaluate key texts and/or artworks and relate them to contextual issues, historical and current criticism and theory, and manifestos of movements or ‘schools’ of art.
To discuss the significance of Pre-Raphaelitism in relation to other contemporary movements in art
To introduce and develop interdisciplinary research skills
To build on analytical skills taught in Core modules
2 Primitivism and the rediscovery of the medieval: contexts in European art and culture [Lecture + follow on seminar]
3 High Art culture in Victorian Britain: contexts for the growth of Pre-Raphaelitism [Lecture]
4 Exhibiting and reviewing the Pre-Raphaelites: 1850-1855 [Lecture + follow on seminar]
5 Pre-Raphaelitism and contemporary literature [Lecture]
6 Rossetti and his followers [Lecture + follow on seminar]
7 Ruskin and Ruskinian Pre-Raphaelitism in England & the USA [Lecture]
8 The `New Painting? of the 1860s and 70s [Lecture + follow on seminar]
9 Art, Craft, Life: Pre-Raphaelitism and the total work of art [Lecture]
10 Symbolist experimentation: Pre-Raphaelitism in fin-de-siecle Europe [Lecture + follow on seminar]
|Application of Number
|Articulating ideas through seminar discussions as well as academic writing skills in the essay.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Independent study through class assignment research and preparation. Management of time.
|Information retrieval from various academic research portals and online museum collection databases.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Emphasis on professional presentation of research and bibliography using MLA style documentation.
|In class discussion, essay research and writing, and in the examination.
|Academic essay research and writing, and in the examination. Image sourcing.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Analysis and interpretation of artworks, their makers and contexts.
|Seminar group discussion and presentation.
This module is at CQFW Level 6