Anglais : Pop Art and Consumer Society

Crédit : 4 ECTS
Langue du cours : anglais

Volume horaire

  • CM : 36 h

Compétences à acquérir

The class aims at improving your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in English and developing your cultural knowledge and critical expression in relation to the theme of consumerism in art and society.

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

Half of the course will deal with the general topic of consumption and society through the social and economic aspects of consumerism in the past, present and future, along with its representation in art, literature or in other fields. The changes and the challenges linked to consumption and consumerism in all fields will be tackled. The other half of the course will introduce students to American popular culture and Pop Art from the 1950s to the 1970s and its link to British and American culture and society. The course will explore a selection of Pop Art works, films and literary texts that focused on the new consumer society and used it as their subject. We will examine the materials they used and the styles of their creations, and whether the artists chose to celebrate or criticize their muse.

Mode de contrôle des connaissances

  • Controle continu (Présentation orale, commentaires, devoir sur table, débats, participation) : 50%
  • Examen final écrit : 50%

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

Donnée en classe.

Enseignant responsable


Année universitaire 2017 - 2018 - Fiche modifiée le : 26-01-2018 (16H50) - Sous réserve de modification.