5 ECTS / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
The course is held in the autumn term 2015, during periods I and
II and the spring term 2017, during periods III and IV. In
extenuating circumstances an alternative method for taking the
course may be offered if the student is unable to take the course
in the given semester.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to
critically evaluate and demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of
the major British and Irish painters and their most important
paintings up until and including the First World War.
This course is an examination of national discourse through the
great and iconic paintings of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
This course will examine the origins of art in Britain and Ireland
following the establishment of Christianity. The Reformation
represents a fault-line in art and we will examine how English art
developed in a unique direction subsequently, leading to a
flowering of secular art from the great royal portraits to
conversation pieces and landscape painting. With the arrival of the
Enlightenment painting veered into a new, revolutionary direction
which will be addressed in detail. Some of the painters examined
will be Holbein, van Dyke, Lely, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wright of
Derby, Blake, Turner and Constable.
|Mode of delivery
Lectures 28 h; reading/self-study 47 h; mid-term essay (1500
words) 30 h; end-term essay (2000 words) 30 h
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar-based communicative approach to teaching.
Master’s-level students of English Philology
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Introduction to British Studies, Introduction to Irish Studies
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require
additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
To be agreed with the course teacher(s).
|Assessment methods and criteria
Final course essay as per list provided. A detailed description
of the assessment criteria will be available in the course
workspace in Optima. Information on exams and alternative methods
for taking courses can be found on the English Philology website.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu
The course utilises a numerical grading scale 0–5. In the
numerical scale zero stands for a fail
John Braidwood (University Lecturer)
|Working life cooperation
The course is elective in the Advanced Studies of English