ESDA01 Theories of Art and Culture

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
All obligatory prerequisites of the curriculum fulfilled.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Writing and submitting a doctoral thesis, or its considerable part.
Learning outcomes
No regular teaching lessons. On occasion, doctoral students consult with their supervisors their work in progress.
  • Course aims to arrive at an historical understanding of the origins, meaning and purpose of artefacts from a wide range of world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history
  • Mimesis and scienceempirical research on imitation and the mimetic theory of culture and religion. Edited by Scott R. Garrels. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011. xii, 266 p. ISBN 9781609172381. info
  • Religious narrative, cognition, and culture : image and word in the mind of narrative. Edited by Armin W. Geertz - Jeppe Sinding Jensen. First published. Sheffield: Equinox, 2011. x, 336. ISBN 9781845532949. info
  • The Routledge companion to aesthetics. Edited by Berys Nigel Gaut - Dominic McIver Lopes. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2005. xx, 705. ISBN 9780415327985. info
Teaching methods
On occasion, doctoral students consult with their supervisors their work in progress. PhD consultancy with supervisors. Students are to collaborate as closely as possible through face to face meetings, and email correspondence.
Assessment methods
A part of the future thesis is submitted directly to the responsible supervisor,who gives assessment and provides recommendation and feed-back.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
General note: Obecné podmínky ukončování kursů Semináře estetiky.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Jen pro doktorandské studium !
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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