Classical Aesthetics and its Legacy
Module code: HA3020
Module co-ordinator: Dr Simon Richards
This module provides an overview of different theories in the history of art and aesthetics that proliferated in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Our main aim, however, will be to demonstrate how many of the most powerful ideas – the ones we take for granted – rest upon the most ancient sources. Much of the course, therefore, will be devoted to a close examination of the aesthetics of Plato and Aristotle.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures, seminars, presentations and guided independent study.
- 3,000-3,500 word essay (50%)
- Three hour examination at the end of the semester (50%)