PACIFIC 308

Special Topic: Topics in Pacific Arts


Description

A survey of traditional Pacific art forms focusing specifically on their histories, significance and sociocultural functioning within contemporary Pacific diasporas.

Art forms covered in this course include Pacific architecture, body adornment, tapa (barkcloth), tivaevae (quilt-making), tatau (tattoo) and weaponry. This course will look at these art forms as part of dynamic living cultures within an ever changing, ever global Pacific.

Issues addressed in this course include gender, power, ritual and the impact of new technologies on notions of tradition.

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

PACIFIC 308: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II

Restrictions

PACIFIC 207