All qualified applicants will be admitted.
60 credits in Humanities or Social Science
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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About the course:
The figure of the critic and the idea of criticism are constant points of reference in the philosophical literature of aesthetics. That said, there are wide disagreements about the concept and function of art-critical texts. Should criticism aim to evaluate its object or to describe it. Does the critic strive to justify her observations, or to get her reader to see what she sees? Does the work of criticism leave its object untouched? In what sense does criticism have its own aesthetics - that is, do critical texts themselves have aesthetic value and, if so, how does this relate to the aesthetic value they seek to identify in the artworks they are about? The course will take stock of the main contrasting conceptions of arts criticism as well as explore possibilities for revisionary approaches to the subject. It will also aim at taking a closer look at the practice of criticism, both in journalistic and academic contexts. During the course we will visit a performance and analyse reviews.