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French Visual History (MLF1121)

15 credits

This module introduces you to key elements of French visual history, using art, architecture and other artefacts as a means of discovering the social, political and aesthetic history of France. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject – merely an enthusiasm for the visual. You will become familiar with French cultural history from the ┬ánineteenth century to the present, looking at artefacts in the context in which they were produced and assessing their significance. You will explore a range of procedures by which meaning is created visually and will assess the extent to which visual history can be challenged and rewritten.