Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM100: The Animal Mirror: Representations of Animality

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Animality, liminality & the human/animal binary
  • Language and semiotics
  • The real and the representational
  • Historical representations in art
  • Animal exhibits – zoos, circuses, aquariums
  • Photographic representations of animals
  • Taxidermied animals
  • Aesthetics and breeds
  • Anthropomorphism, egomorphism and zoomorphism
  • Animals in film
  • Animals in advertising
  • Media representations of animals
  • Postmodern and posthumanist representations of animals

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 10.57 x 90 minute podcast audio lectures with accompanying PowerPoint presentations
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 9.56 x 90 minute discussion/seminar participations plus one 30 minute introductory seminar about the assignments
Guided Independent Study 45Preparation and reading for weekly lectures and seminars
Guided Independent Study 20Preparation for formative assessments Q&A discussions on the ELE discussion forums
Guided Independent Study 60Research and writing of summative assessments
Guided Independent Study 5Attendance at an exhibition

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).