Spring Master´s Practical Class: Theoretical Introduction

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307ESMT ZK 2 28 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the next topic, the student deepens his/her understanding of the relationship between theory and methodology of authorial research and analysis. The student is able to independently search for other sources from which he/she can draw the necessary documents. The student is able to select, justify and apply theories and research methods in his/her own creative work.

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Course contents

The aim of the course is to provide students with a theoretical and methodological background to the designated topic of the practicum. The lecturers select literature on the topic, which students read and discuss in seminars. The literature is always selected to enable students to reflect on relevant aspects of the topic and to offer examples of how the topic can be creatively approached.

01 - introduction to the topic, review of relevant literature, other possible sources for self-study, course requirements

02-05 - continuous reading and discussion sessions

06 - course summary, peer discussions of intended topics for final critical texts

Recommended or required reading

Required reading:

It always depends on the designated topic of the practitioner.

Theoretical introduction to the topic.

Recommended readings:

Cotter, Lucy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Hatje-Cantz-Verlag. Reclaiming Artistic Research. Hate Cantz, 2019. Borgdorff, Henk, Peter Peters, and Trevor Pinch, eds. Dialogues between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies. Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Borgdorff, Henk. The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia. Amsterdam: Leiden University Press, 2012.

Schwab, Michael, ed. Transpositions: Aesthetic-Epistemic Operators in Artistic Research. Orpheus Institute Series. Leuven (Belgium): Leuven University Press, 2018.

Mersch, Dieter et al. Manifesto of Artistic Research. Diaphanes 2020.

Butt, Danny. Artistic Research in the Future Academy. Bristol, UK Chicago, USA: Intellect, 2017.

Schwab, Michael, and Henk Borgdorff, eds. The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2014.

Hannula, Mika, Juha Suoranta, and Tere Vadén. Artistic Research Methodology: Narrative, Power and the Public. Critical Qualitative Research, Vol. 15. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Szendy, Peter, and Jan Plug. The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images, 2019. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1863970. Bridle, James. New Dark Age: Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2018.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course ends with a classified examination. Regular participation in seminar discussions is a prerequisite for passing the course; at the end of the semester the student submits a critical text of 5-10 standard pages. The examination is in the form of a debate on the submitted text.



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