Please disseminate widely and tell all potential MA students about this brilliant new interdisciplinary MA. I will be teaching the core course in Fall 2008. Best, Amelia
MA in Performance, Screen & Visual Cultures
This pioneering MA reflects the increasing multidisciplinarity of creative practices across performance, screen-based, and visual arts practices. It is taught collaboratively across the Faculty of Humanities, involving a range of subject areas, notably Art History & Visual Studies, Drama, English, American Studies (School of Arts, Histories and Cultures); and German, Spanish, French and Russian (School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures). The core course will provide a theoretical, methodological, and historiographic introduction to the study of performing, screen-based, and visual arts practices (with readings drawn from philosophy, drama, theatre studies, performance studies, dance, film history and theory, television and media studies, art history, and visual culture studies), as well as addressing the interconnected development of these disciplines and the arts they seek to study since the early modern period. The course will also encourage students to think critically about social, political, intellectual and historical contexts. Through the dissertation the student will work under the close supervision of an appropriate specialist and will have the opportunity to explore a chosen topic in depth.
Module Details and Staff
Academic Staff currently involved in teaching the MA include: Dr. Rajinder Dudrah, Drama; Professor Vivian Gardner, Drama; Dr. Cathy Gelbin, German Studies; Professor Amelia Jones, Art History & Visual Studies; Professor Carol Mavor, Art History & Visual Studies; Professor Dee Reynolds, French; Professor Janet Wolff, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts.
Typical optional course units include (subject to staff availability):
The Surrealist Image; Psychoanalysis and the Image; Identity and Visual Representation; The Body in/and Representation, c1900 to the Present; Art and Ethnography, c.1900-1950; National Culture and the Idea of Public Art; Cultural Theory; Museums and Material Culture; Film Music; Bollywood Cinema Black on Screen; Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary French Cinema; Spanish Cinema since 1980; Dance, Performance and the Body; Representing the Holocaust; Post-War German Cinema; Soviet Cinema and Society; Holocaust Representations in Visual Culture; Television and Mass Media in post-Soviet Russia. See related subject area websites for more specific information on these options.
Scholarships and bursaries
UK and EU applicants may enter the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) or Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) competitions (internal deadline in early March each year). These grants are highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible. Some awards are usually offered by the School or from specific Subject Areas linked to Performance, Screen and Visual Cultures; see here for current information, or contact the Admissions Administrator: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org. Some awards are reserved for international applicants, who are also encouraged to apply for funds from their originating nations as well as for funds within the University and will be fully supported in their application processes.
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Art History & Visual Studies
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
Mansfield Cooper Building, Room 3.10
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
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