Listening and Looking

Vakbeschrijving Listening and Looking
Collegejaar: 2015-2016
Studiegidsnummer: 5100KM16
Docent(en):
  • Dr. J.C. Wesseling
  • Dr. M.A. Cobussen
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 300
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
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Description

Our first encounters with art works or art events usually happen through our eyes and/or ears. However, there are many different ways in which to look at art or listen to music. Not only are we always already culturally situated and determined, individual circumstances also influence the way we experience art/music. What is attentive looking/listening and is this how we always (should) approach art/music? Is there a difference between looking and seeing, between hearing and listening? And, given the fact that our relation to art and the world is usually multi-sensorial, can we also look at music and listen to visual arts?
Although mainly theoretical, the course will also comprise visits to (sounding) arts exhibitions and/or performances in order to be able to relate theoretical knowledge to “auto-ethnographic” experiences.

Objectives

  • An introduction to different ways of looking and listening, both through literature and in practice.

  • To reflect critically on leading contemporary literature on looking at art and listening to music.

  • To reflect on looking and listening from philosophical, historical, biological, and aesthetical perspectives.

  • To practice alternative ways of looking and listening to art/music.

  • To learn how to read scientific and philosophical texts on aesthetics; to practice so-called “close reading”.

Dates, times, location

Second semester, Wednesdays
Time: 15.00-17.00 hrs.
10 meetings:
First meeting: Wednesday 10 February 2016
Last meeting: Wednesday 20 April 2016
NB: NO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH.

Location: Lipsius 228.

Course type

Interactive seminar.
Course is taught by Dr. J.C. Wesseling and Dr. M.A. Cobussen.

Language

English.

Toetsvorm

Homework assignments and multi-media essay.

Benodigde literatuur

Texts and other materials on Blackboard.

Contact

ACPA: Ir. R.T.W.L. (Rogier) Schneemann; acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Dr. J.C. Wesseling: j.wesseling@kabk.nl

Dr. M.A. Cobussen: m.a.cobussen@umail.leidenuniv.nl

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Voor andere vakken op het gebied van muziek en beeldende kunst, zie s.v.p.:
Keuzevakken muziek en beeldende kunsten

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