What is "Visual Culture"? Is it only about images? What is an image? How are imagination, perception, construction, production and representation mutually connected to each other? What are "techniques of the observer"? What does "representation" mean? How important are materiality and mediality for Visual Culture?
The course gives an intoduction into Visual Culture, its topics, subjects and methods.
The current course will set a special focus on images and imaginations of the city.
[This course is the standard basic course "Einführung in die Literatur und die Methoden"]
* The course includes visits to museum collections, exhibitions and other places.