ANTROPOLOGY OF FIGURE IN GREEK WORLD

ANTROPOLOGY OF FIGURE IN GREEK WORLD

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Code
66553
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course presents an anthropological perspective to analyze the ancient iconographic productions and their tradition and persistence both in the context of the culture that produced them and in the history of those who have collected, studied, interpreted and reused them. It is a question of tracing the birth and development of a "historical anthropology of the image" from A. Warburg, to J. P. Vernant, up to the most recent currents of visual studies and H. Belting's anthropology of images.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The anthropology of the image of the Greek world constitutes a new perspective to analyze the figurative documents and images of the Greek world and their tradition and persistence both in the context of the culture that produced them and in the history of the eye of those who collected them, studied, interpreted and reused. Parallel to the history of art and the disciplines involved in the technical devices of birth, production and transmission of images, the anthropological perspective is an open and interdisciplinary vision that questions and highlights correspondences between ancient iconographic productions and their tradition to the so-called "new" ones. The perception and the manufacture of the image are mirror-like since not only does the former work on a symbolic mode, but the manufacture of images is itself a symbolic act, and it influences and shapes the gaze and the iconic perception. The course aims to present the theory with respect to the most recent currents represented by Hans Belting and his work on the cult image as by the precursors: from the research of Jean Pierre Vernant, a  philosopher and hellenist  The most important consequence is the birth and development of a "historical anthropology of the image" to those of Aby Warburg and his school with specific attention to E.Cassirer.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the acquisition of knowledge and an appropriate language to express the educational goals, they involve the development of the ability to work in interdisciplinary and comparative terms and stimulate the research focus with the exercise of writing by developing an individual and original research with the support of the professor.

Teaching methods

The organization of teaching activities is distributed among the following types: lectures, tutorials, seminars and other activities ; for example: museum visits, elaborates or individual research presented by students, collective seminar at the end of the course, group work, educational experiences in the field etc.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is developed around four sections with tools to support teaching, (slides, lessons, etc.):

Anthropology of the image: history of a discipline (H. Belting and i vusual studies)

Iconoclasm and iconoclash images and religion

Images in the Greek world: terminological analysis and reflection on Greek thought

Aby Warburg: the rebirth of ancient paganism pathosformeln and nachleben

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students

1- the notes on Aby Warburg available on the site:

www. Antropologiadelleimmagini.wordpress.com to the sections TEXTS and MATERIALS (and in the department) and on AULA WEB

3-H. Belting, For an anthropology of the image, Carocci, Rome 2009

4-E. Villari (edited by), Aby Warburg anthropologist of images, Carocci, Rome 2014.

 

A more detailed bibliography will be provided for the papers for attending students during the courses. 

For non-attending students it will be possible to agree on a supplementary book and for the essay by email or by appointment.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours for students during the teaching period is Wednesday from 10 to 12 but for any additional need for non-attending students or undergraduates you can always contact the teacher by email and receive an appointment  

Exam Board

ELISABETTA VILLARI (President)

NICOLA CUCUZZA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The organization of teaching activities is distributed among the following types: lectures, tutorials, seminars and other activities ; for example: museum visits, elaborates or individual research presented by students, collective seminar at the end of the course, group work, educational experiences in the field etc.

LESSONS START

13 of february

EXAMS

Exam description

The student evaluation includes an oral exam in which questions are asked about the three parts (specify the type and the areas of the questions). At the oral exam the student only accesses prior (about ten days before the exam date) delivery of a written essay of a dozen pages on a previously agreed topic and on which a bibliography has been established with the teacher.

The student must demonstrate that he has acquired the expected learning outcomes

The score of the exam is attributed by a vote expressed in thirtieths the result is given by the sum of the evaluations of the written test, the oral test and other factors evaluated, for example, the active participation of students in the lessons, exercises and work done individually in the form of exercises and reports assigned during the course.

Assessment methods

In the assessment of the examination the determination of the final grade takes into account the following elements:

1. The originality and documentation of the written work

2. Appropriate preparation on all parts of the exam.

3. Active participation of students attending classes.

The assessment takes into account the method followed by the student in addressing the problems; the correctness of the identified procedure and the documentation; the adequacy of the proposed solution in relation to the skills that the student assumes he has acquired at the end of the course; of the use of an adequate language.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/02/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2020 12:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Orale