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Image Theory

Code 10979
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Theoretical-practical and presential teaching.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes 1) Be able to apply abstract notions -- such as 'imago', 'eikôn', 'eidôlon', symbol, 'ius imaginum', 'repraesentatio', and "mimèsis" -- in different situations. 2) Be able to make substantiated judgments about historical and cultural processes. For example, the relation between the origin of images in the past and the awareness of death; the concealment of the image by "realm of visual" (R.Debray, H.Belting), and so forth; 3) To be able to explain, in general, the relative value that the images assume in the pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. 4) To be able to explain and justify notions such as iconoclasm, idolatry, 'iconodoulia', and ‘representatio’. 5) Be able to identify, comment on, explain and critique, from texts, theoretical models of appreciation to images: for example, the mimetic model of ontological degradation; 7) Recognize and explain the type of "ontology of the image" present in contemporary texts, works, movements, and authors.
Syllabus INTRODUCTION: presentation: teacher, students, program, work materials, methodology, and evaluation. On the designation Theory of Image. 1. IMAGE, DEATH AND DOUBLE. The mythical and ancestral desire to figure. The 'immortalizing' power of images. 2. THE PARADIGM OF MIMETIC DEGRADATION (PLATON). The imaginal mimêsis as ontological degradation of Idea (eîdos/idéa). The Allegory of the Cave and the myth of the "three beds". 3. FROM THE PROHIBITION OF THE IMAGES TO THE "SYMBOLIC ANIMAL". The "idolatrous" desire to see and touch in contrast with the religious prohibition: "You will not make images!" The problematic relationship between images, power, and humor. Reductionist Hermeneutics and the new "ontology of the image". 4. FROM THE 'CLOSED WORK' - R. Barthes: the photograph 'this-was' - TO THE 'OPEN WORK': U. Eco and H.-G. Gadamer: pictures as «increase of being». CONCLUSION. Hyperreality and deep-fake.
Main Bibliography BARTHES Roland, A Câmara Clara. Nota sobre a fotografia, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2006 BAUDRILLARD Jean, Simulacros e Simulação, Lisboa, Relógio D'Água, 1991 BELTING Hans, A Verdadeira Imagem. Entre a fé e a suspeita das imagens: cenários históricos, Porto, Edição Dafne Editora, 2011. CASSIRER Ernst, Ensaio sobre o Homem, Lisboa, Guimarães Editores, 1995. DEBRAY Régis, Vie et mort de l’image, Éditions Gallimard, Paris, 1992 DURAND Gilbert, A Imaginação Simbólica, Lisboa, Edições 70, 1995 ECO Umberto, Obra Aberta, Lisboa, Difel, 1989. GADAMER Hans-Georg, Verdad y metodo I. Salamanca, Sígueme, 1993; GARCIA FERNANDEZ E., et alii, Historia general de la imagen. Perspectivas de la comunicación audiovisual, Univ. Europea, CEES Ediciones, Madrid, 2000. MARTINE Joly, A imagem e a sua interpretação, Edições 70, Lisboa, 2002. PLATÃO, A República, Lisboa, FCG, 1987 (Livros VII e X). VILLAFAÑE Justo, Introducción a la teoría de la imagen, Madrid, Pirámide, 1992.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria For students of the 2nd Cycle in Cinema, the evaluation is done through a written Research Paper, whose theme will be personally agreed with each student according to their work project of the Master's degree (80%, to be delivered via email until June 7) and two written assignments (10% each). The work will be discussed/defended online with the teacher in a calendar to be agreed upon later in June. The evaluation of the 1st cycle students, DMM and CCC, will be done through two small written assignments (10% each) and two Written tests: the first, on April 14th (40%), and the second, in June, on a date to be set later with all students (40%). The 1st \test will not be in person and will take place as explained below. The 2nd test, global, may be in person or not. If there are no presential classes in June and July (this decision will be taken by the Rectory), the 2nd Frequency will be in the same way as the 1st.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-05

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