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DGLS020 Culture and aesthetics, 5 ECTS [home page]

Digital Culture

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The registration deadline for this course passed 1.3.10 at 23:59.
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General information

Home page: https://koppa.jyu.fi/kurssit/72421
Begins - ends: 1.2.10 - 8.3.10
Registration period: 5.6.09 at 0:00 - 1.3.10 at 23:59
The registration may be cancelled before 8.3.2010 at 00:00.
Instructor(s): Professor Pauline Bonsdorff von (pauline.v.bonsdorff@jyu.fi)
Credits: 5 ECTS cr.
Languages: language(s) of instruction: English; completion language(s): English, suomi
Registered: 22
Max participants: 30 (Due to the queuing method used for registration, you may still register for this course even though the number of participants exceeds the maximum.);
Organisations:Digital Culture (DGL)
Contents:The course is a combined lecture/seminar course consisting of all in all 8 sessions. Participants are required to read one article for each session – except the introductory and final one – and prepare to present comments/questions on the argument or issues that it raises. Some of these comments are discussed in the session, whereas some of them may form the basis for later discussions. The role of the teacher is to guide the students through these discussions by presenting the background and context of texts and issues. Participants are encouraged to reflect upon the aesthetic dimension of contemporary art and culture, professional and everyday life. The texts will be made available in Optima/the Ebrary collection.
Completion mode:Participants are required to read the texts in advance, to attend the sessions and prepare to actively contribute to the discussion. The sessions are dependent on participants! In addition, participants write an essay on a chosen theme or author, approx. 4 000 words and using additional sources, and submit it by March 31st, preferably in printed form and in Pauline von Bonsdorff’s mailbox (at the entrance to Juomatehdas building, on the right-hand side after entering the glass door that leads to the stairs). An enlarged bibliography with further readings on the themes will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
Schedule:Weeks 5 – 9, Monday 12 – 14, Tuesday 10 – 12 (note: no session on the 9th and 15th February) 1.2. Presentation of the course and its requirements –introduction of the themes. How to place aesthetics within (1) philosophy; (2) culture; and (3) the human sciences. Aesthetics as an academic discipline; traditions of aesthetic practices; and a dimension of human existence. 2.2. The place of aesthetics. Mark Johnson, “Art as an Exemplar of Meaning-Making”, The Meaning of the Body. Aesthetics of Human Understanding, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press 2007, 209-234. 8.2. Everyday aesthetics. Yuriko Saito, “Significance of Everyday Aesthetics”, Everyday Aesthetics, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007, 54-103. 16.2. The function of art. Denis Dutton, "The Uses of Fiction", The Art Instinct. Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, Bloomsbury Press 2009, 103-134. 22.2. Contemporary art I. Arthur Danto, “Beauty and the Philosophical Definition of Art”, The Abuse of Beauty. Aesthetics and the Concept of Art, Chicago and La Salle: Open Court 2003, 17-37. 23.2. Contemporary art II. Nicolas Bourriaud, “Relational form” and “Art of the 1990s”, Relational Aesthetics, trans. Simon Pleasance, Fronza Woods and Mathieu Copeland, Paris: Les presses du reel 2002 (1998), 11-40. 1.3. Art and other phenomena. Wolfgang Welsch, “Sport Viewed Aesthetically, and Even as Art?”, in Andrew Light and Jonathan M. Smith, eds., The Aesthetics of Everyday Life, New York: Columbia University Press 2005, 135-155; Ebrary Collection, available on the Jyväskylä University Network. 2.3. Summing up – what is aesthetics about today. General discussion. The insights and usefulness of aesthetics in research and everyday life.
Literature:See Schedule.

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reg.time: 5.6.2009 00:00 - 1.3.2010 23:59
 LocationWeekDayDateAtSupervisorFurther informationURITapahtuman tiedot
1JT 2055Mo1.2.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
2JT 2055Tu2.2.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
3JT 2056Mo8.2.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
4JT 2056Tu9.2.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
5JT 2057Mo15.2.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
6JT 2057Tu16.2.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
7JT 2058Mo22.2.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
8JT 2058Tu23.2.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
9JT 2059Mo1.3.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
10JT 2059Tu2.3.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
11JT 20510Mo8.3.201012:15-13:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot
12JT 20510Tu9.3.201010:15-11:45Bonsdorff vonTapahtuman tiedot