Module Identifier AH31710  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Moira M Vincentelli  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours Seminar.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work:  100%

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to
analyse critically images and make relationships with written texts from the Victorian period.
Understand distinctions between popular culture and high culture.
Work effectively within a group
Have confidence with public presentation of ideas.

Brief description

Module   AH31710

Module Title Nineteenth Century Art 2: Image and Identity in the Victorian Period   

Academic Year 2003

Course Co-ordinator Moira Vincentelli

Semester 2

Workshops 10 x one and a half hour classes

Each session will be a one-and-a-half-hour workshop. There will be a work sheet for each class to be prepared beforehand. In class, students will work in small groups on particular issues which will then be presented to the whole group. Each class will normally incorporate the study of literary and popular print material alongside the work of the named artists.   

Brief description
The course will examine issues of class and gender in Victorian art and will consider the way that particular stereotypes, such as the sempstress and the stonebreaker were endowed with stock interpretations; and how particular places such as Italy, Scotland or Wales were represented and become a vehicle for particular forms of discourse. The course will have a strong interdisciplinary element and students will be expected to read some comparative literary material. There will be an emphasis on popular imagery and use will be made of material in the National Library such as the Graphic and Punch magazine and prints in the College collections. It will be a pre-erequisite to have passed the nineteenth century art course.

Short Bibliography
E. Hobsbaum and T. Ranger The Invention of Tradition Cambridge: Canto, 1983
J. Treuherz Hard Times [exhibition catalogue] Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery, 1987
Susan B.Casteras Richard Redgrave New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988
Deborah Cherry Painting Women: Victorian Women Artists London: Routledge,1993
Painting in Newlyn 1880 -1930 [exhibition catalogue], London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1985
L.Nead, Myths of Sexuality: Representations of Women in Victorian Britain Oxford: Blackwell, 1988
E. Lucie Smith, Work and Struggle: the Painter as Witness 1870-1914 New York: Paddington Press, 1977
E. Lucie Smith and C. Dars, How the Rich Lived: the Painter as Witness 1870-1914, New York: Paddington Press, 1976
G. Robertson Eastlake and the Victorian Art World, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978
Peter Lord, Gwenllian: Essays on Visual Culture, Llandysul: Gomer, 1994

Some examples of literary material that could be used as secondary reading:
Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor
D.G.R Rossetti, Jenny
Mrs Gaskell, North and South
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
E. M. Foster, A Room with a View
D. Du Maurier, Trilby

Students will be expected to use original nineteenth century publications, prints and paintings from the university and the National Library.

The course will examine issues of class and gender in Victorian art and will consider


This module is at CQFW Level 6