Students develop an enhanced ability to think and write critically about theoretical applications in art history. This will be accomplished in part by the students studying the intellectual career of a single theory-driven art historian.
Application of Literary Theory
Students will acquire a solid grasp of application of literary theory to art history beginning the Semiotics of de Saussure and concluding with Derrida’s Deconstruction. Students will also develop an appreciation for the relevance of the arts and art criticism in contemporary society.