TAHI8915 Propaganda Art in the Soviet Union 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Filosofian maisterin tutkinto
Taidehistoria
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

Learning outcomes

After the course the students are able to analyse Soviet visual propaganda in its historical background, as well as more broadly detect and examine the use of images in propaganda.

General description

Time: Mondays and Tuesdays, 25.9., 26.9., 2.10., 3.10., 9.10.2017
Lectures on Mondays: 14-18
Lectures on Tuesdays: 16-20
Place: Lecture hall XXI, Agora, Vesilinnantie 5, first floor.

This course examines propaganda art and its significance in general, and more specifically in the Soviet Union. Additionally, the course explains the different notions of propaganda as a concept as well as its uses in politics more generally.

During the course the students learn about the special characteristics and uses of visual propaganda. More detailed examination concentrates on the history and practice of the Soviet visual propaganda through various thematic fields, such as visual propaganda as a part of the Soviet state propaganda and administrative system, images as a means to promote the construction of a new Soviet society, and building a personality cult with pictures. Case studies broaden the students' understanding of the characteristics and significance of the visual propaganda campaigns at different eras of the Soviet Union.

The course is organised as a part of the teaching of Art History in the University of Turku, as intensive teaching period of the duration of three weeks. It consists of 20 hours of lectures (5x4h). In addition to the lectures there will be required reading of articles examining Soviet propaganda. In the end of the course the students write a final essay (8-10 pages) based on the lectures and course readings. The assigned reading will be distributed in Moodle in the beginning of the course.

Enrolment

A maximum of 70 students will be accepted to the course (UTUs students in Art History and Russian Studies and Åbo Akademis students in Art History will be given priority).

Registration is open in NettiOpsu 1.9.-15.9.2017.

Teacher responsible

Reeta Kangas

Teaching

25-Sep-2017 – 9-Oct-2017

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Further information

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