Art History. (module- Beyond Boundaries.)
1000-word introduction which articulates an argument about how your chosen object moves beyond boundaries, and plots the connections between the elements of your Research File. Try to think about the elements of your file as a map of source material through which you might develop a narrative about how your topic illustrates the theme of moving “beyond boundaries”.
2000-word annotated bibliography of sources (see below): the bibliography should include 8–12 sources, with no more than 2 from the Beyond Boundaries reading list.
Sources should include a collection of secondary, scholarly texts (books and/or articles) as well as primary “texts”/works (artworks, videos, films, photographs, performances, music, etc.). You may also include interviews, newspaper articles, websites, leaflets and pamphlets. Your sources should show a well-balanced collection of primary and secondary research materials so as to properly contextualize your object(s) within the pre-existing discourses available about them. Annotations should provide a brief description of each source and an explanation of how it fits into your research file.
For your final summative assessment you will be completing an independent Research File about an object/practice of your choice which you believe challenges the boundaries of art-historical study. Your topic should exemplify, in one or more ways, the various types of boundary-crossing presented throughout the module: beyond the boundaries of medium-specificity; beyond the gallery/museum; beyond the boundaries of the visual; or beyond geopolitical borders. The 3000 words should consist of an annotated bibliography of the materials you have assembled (at least 8-12 sources), with at least 1000 words given over to an introduction which contextualises and critically reflects on the object of your enquiry (whether this is an artist, art practice, exhibition, publication, event, group, movement, or particular work of art).