Texts and Contexts
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will be able to develop and critically evaluate theories, concepts and methods of their field and gain insight into contemporary scholarly literature.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Advanced English, ability to read professional texts and discuss them in English.
This course is regular discussion meeting on on-going readings supplemented with lectures. Each semester focuses on one key text or a collection of texts for the given topic. This course emphasizes preparations at home: reading assignments, research and study of other relevant books.
Recommended or required reading
Current theory, historic and critical practice in photography and visual culture. Reading with be determined at the beginning of the semester.
Rachel Plotnick, Power Button. The MIT Press 2018.
Nathan Jurgenson. The Social Photo. Verso 2019.
Assessment methods and criteria
The course is concluded with a graded test. The requirement for sitting the test is class participation. At the end of every semester each student delivers a 5-10 pages critical essay. Send you texts as a pdf file to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 January 2021.
Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:
Room. No. 111
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Mon||10:40–12:15||Tomáš DVOŘÁK||Room. No. 111
|distance teaching||lecture parallel1|
Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Photography CZ - Bachelor - 1920-1year (optional subject)
- Photography CZ - Bachelor - 1920-2year (optional subject)
- Photography CZ - Bachelor - 1920-3year (optional subject)
- Photography CZ - Master - 1920_1y (required subject, optional subject)
- Photography CZ - Master - 1920_2y (required subject, optional subject)
- Photography EN - Master-1920 (required subject)