Visual Studies

This cluster will consist of several branches or strands: theorisations of the visual, representations, adaptations, visual art.

The unifying idea is that ‘the visual’ can be read textually, and that it has contextual links within cultures and histories. These cultural productions and contexts are always open to revision, and that is the joint purpose of this cluster.

Key questions for the cluster will be ‘how do we read the visual?’ ‘how to read this visual object?’ ‘how is this visual phenomenon interpreted by its publics?’

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