Practices of visual culture pedagogy

Lisa Cartwright, Marita Sturken

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In this chapter, the authors approach visual culture pedagogy through an account of their academic training and work histories as they informed our book Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture in its three very different editions (2001, 2008, 2018). The authors' goal was to offer a kind of flexible toolbox of theories and examples to the core curricula of visual culture studies as the latter was introduced to fields such as art practice, art history, film, comparative literature, and literary studies. The timing of the publication was serendipitous: the book coincided with trends in pedagogy that suggested the field of visual culture was emerging in several disciplines at once. San Diego's visual arts curriculum combines art and media practice, theory, history, and criticism, and the department offers one of the few art practice PhD concentrations in art history in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Concise Companion to Visual Culture
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781119415480
ISBN (Print)9781119415404
StatePublished - Jan 8 2021


  • Literary studies
  • Media practice
  • Visual arts
  • Visual culture pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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