“What we talk about when we talk about love?” Through art and cultural theory, this course attempts to approach this question raised in the title of Raymond Carver’s short story. Selected sculptures, paintings, films, performance arts, plays and more will be discussed with reference to such topics as heterosexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, motherly love and more.
This course is a continuation of the previous courses on art and cultural theory, but/and it is also a standalone one. No prior knowledge is needed, or it cannot help us to understand more about love. We are going to discuss the following topics (subject to change):
- Sculpture, Painting & Love
- Compulsory Heterosexuality & Aggressivity of Love
- Lesbianism & Homosexuality
- Motherly Love
- Non-knowledgeability of Love
We discuss if love cannot be approached by any systemic form of knowledge including psychology, philosophy, and, above all, cultural theory.
Dr. FONG Ho Yin
Dr. FONG Ho Yin teaches literary and cultural studies in various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. He is writing a book tentatively entitled as Walking Everyday Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei in Literary and Cultural Studies. He received a PhD degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong in 2007.
7:30pm – 9:30pm