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HA3B1 - English Perceptions of Venice

  • Module code: HA3B1
  • Module name: English Perceptions of Venice
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to introduce students to the various interpretations made of the city of Venice , its art and architecture by English-speaking artists, architects, and writers from the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century. It will examine how Venice and its art forms were appropriated within English architectural and painterly styles, and how they also provided several of the leading English aesthetic writers with material for their own theories. The module concludes with a look at how film-makers have interpreted Venice .

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will show a broad knowledge of the range of artistic, textual and theoretical responses to Venice made by English-speaking travellers and practitioners from the seventeenth-century to the present day. The will be able to identify, analyse and account for shifts and continuities in the aesthetic meanings which Venice held for English respondents through the continuing development of their skills in visual and theoretical analysis across a range of media.

Timetabled teaching activities

"4 hours per week "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HA3B1-30)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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