CEC235 : Art & Tradition

Convenor(s): Dr Malcolm Jones


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This module focuses on English printed imagery in the Early Modern era, roughly 1500-1700, but with frequent excursions outside that era and beyond the confines of England, especially when tracing the history and continuity of motifs.


There will be a single double-session each week of a fairly interactive nature, i.e. students will be asked for their own observations on the images shown and discussion will be opened up. In specified weeks a third consultation session to give guidance with the essay especially will be held.

The presentations will be delivered via Powerpoint, and it is hoped that the images will also be made available in due course on the university's intranet. Students will be directed to other relevant visual databases, e.g. that of the British Museum, the British Printed Images to 1700 project, etc.

Hand-outs and some photocopied images will accompany the onscreen presentations.


A 5000-word research essay, which may either be entirely concerned with English imagery within the early modern period, or take one or more such images as its point of departure for a wider-ranging discussion of some iconographic theme whixh will range beyond the early modern era and  beyond England. Naturally, the  essay will be adequately illustrated and include some detailed ddiscussion of particular images.

Guidance will be given with the essay project throughout the semester.

Contact Details



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The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK