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History of Art and Visual Culture and Comparative Literature and Culture

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History of Art and Visual Culture and Comparative Literature and Culture

BA
  • UCAS code QW26
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This Joint Honours course enables you to study Comparative Literature and Culture and History of Art and Visual Culture in equal parts.

If you have a passion for the visual arts, History of Art and Visual Culture will give you the skills to read, interpret and analyse images and artefacts across cultures. You will benefit from the research expertise of staff in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, engaging in the key phases in the development of the history of art and visual culture of Europe and Latin America, equipping you with the skills You can take courses on key historical skills and take options that combine the study of art history with that of photography, film and other media, ranging from medieval times to contemporary visual culture.

Comparative Literature and Culture offers you the opportunity to study global literature as well as to explore film, philosophy and visual arts. Comparative Literature and Culture combines a fascinating breadth of material with a focus on contexts – places, periods, and genres – to explore how key cultural shifts transform how we see, represent, and make sense of our changing world. Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway is a unique and intellectually stimulating degree which will develop you as a culturally-aware, creative and adaptable thinker.

We’ve developed this degree so that you can tailor it to suit your own evolving interests, choosing from our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options, ranging across continents and centuries, from antiquity to the present day, novels and poetry to philosophy, cinema and art. We will read, watch, and compare from Ancient Greece to contemporary New York, from Cuba to Korea, from epics to crime fiction, and from tragedy to the avant-garde. Comparative Literature and Culture enables you to study texts originally written in many languages, all translated into English.

  • Make use of Royal Holloway’s exceptional collection of Victorian Art housed in the Founder’s Picture Gallery
  • Choose options in visual culture from across the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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