[Reader-list] School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU

Kavita Singh kavising at bol.net.in
Wed Feb 27 14:40:00 IST 2002

Dear all,
Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, has recently formed a School of Arts and Aesthetics. The School is expected to offer MA, MPhil and PhD instruction from July 2003. The School will offer the opportunity for theoretical and interdisiplinary study of all aspects of visual culture and performance studies. Currently, four Centres are envisaged for this School: a Centre for Visual Arts, a Centre for Performance Studies, a Centre for Film and Media Studies, and a Centre for the Study of Cultural Policy. The Centre for Visual Arts will offer courses in art history, art theory, and aesthetics. The Centre for Performance Studies will offer courses on the history, politics and theory of theatre, music and dance. The Centre for Film and Media Studies will offer courses on the history of cinema, television, mass culture and emergent new-media art. The Centre for the Study of Cultural Policy will support research and teaching in the relationship between art and the state, in various periods and locales. Each Centre will offer a number of optional courses around specific issues and themes, and the School as a whole will collaborate on developing a number of interdisciplinary courses. Associated Visiting Professorship and Artist Residency programmes will also, it is hoped, be part of the School.

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