Semiotics and Art History

Course Information
TitleΣημειωτική και ιστορία της τέχνης / Semiotics and Art History
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600014984

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This is an introductory course
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to discuss concepts, arguments and texts related to semiotic approaches to the history of art, to the theory of images, to cultural history
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines semiotic approaches to art history, image theory, cultural history
cultural semiotis, semiotics of the image, semiotics in art history
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Uninterrupted attendance Participation in classroom discussions Presentation in class Written essay
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Η αγγλική μετάφραση (1972) της Αnnette Lavers της συλλογής κειμένων Mythologies του Roland Barthes (1957) 2. To βιβλίο Ways of Seeing του John Berger (1972) 3. To άρθρο "The globalization of ego and alter: An essay in cultural semiotics" του Gοran Sonesson, Semiotica 148–1/4 (2004), 153–173. 4. To άρθρο "Data Science and Digital Art History" του Lev Manovich, DAH-Journal 1, (2015), 13-35. 5. Theodor Adorno and Max Horkneimer "The Culture Industry". Aπόσπασμα από το Dialectic of Enlightenment, Νέα Υόρκη 1993, (α' έκδοση στα γερμανικά Dialektik der Aufklaerung, 1944) 6.Το άρθρο "In the Name of Picasso" της Rosalind Krauss, October, 16, Art World Follies (άνοιξη 1981), 5-22. 7.To άρθρο "Semiotics and Art History" της Mieke Bal και του Norman Bryson, The Art Bulletin, 73/ 2 (Ιούνιος 1991), 174-208. 8. To άρθρο "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" της Laura Mulvey, Screen 16 /3, (1975), 6–18. 9. Το άρθρο "Semiotics at the crossroads of art" της Virve Sarapik, Semiótica 195 (2013) 69-95. 10. Το βιβλίο Regarding the Pain of Others της Susan Sontag (2003).
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