Andrea Korda, PhD (University of California, Santa Barbara), MA (Concordia University), BA (Queen's University)

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

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Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities



My research focuses on 19th-century visual and material culture. Current research projects look at the visual and material cultures of education, children's picture books, and crafting practices. I am one of the organizers of the award-winning Crafting Communities project, along with Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Vanessa Warne, and co-curator (with Heather Caverhill) of the virtual exhibition Photographies, hosted by Bruce Peel Special Collections at the University of Alberta. 

Looking for a podcast? Listen to Victorian Samplings

Are you a crafter? Visit the Crafting Communities website to learn about 19th-century crafts. Click on the "Create" tab for hands-on tutorials!

Interested in visiting an exhibition? 

  • Explore the virtual exhibition Photographies, hosted by Bruce Peel Special Collections at the University of Alberta
  • Engage with 26 unique material objects featured in the online exhibition Victorian Things 


Learn about my recent efforts to bring crafting into the humanities classroom:

Watch me and two students talk about "Crafting in the Humanities Classroom" at the UofA's Festival of Teaching and Learning:


AUART 100 - Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture

This course introduces students to the study of art and visual culture. Students will learn how to analyze images and works of art while engaging with select examples of both historical and contemporary art and visual culture.

AUART 220 - Modern Life, Modern Art

This course examines the development of modern art (c. 1848-1960) as a response to the new conditions and experiences of urban industrial society. We will ask what makes a work of art modern and question the utility of such works of art for the modern age.

AUART 225 - Photography: History and Theory

This course examines the history and theory of photography from its origins in the late 18th-century to the present. We will consider photographs and photographic practices from a number of different perspectives, with an emphasis on the following topics: the nature of photography, personal photography, art photography and documentary photography.

AUART 381 - Selected Topics in Art History and Visual Culture

Selected topics in art history and visual culture. Prerequisite: Third year standing.

AUIDS 301 - Community Partnership Project

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

Browse more courses taught by Andrea Korda


Julia Margaret Cameron’s Material World: Tracing Recurring Objects in Photographic Works of Art

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 5/1/2022
Publication: The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 55-70
External Link:

Getting Scrappy in the Classroom During COVID-19: Collaboration, Open Educational Resources, and Hands-on Learning for Humanities Students

Author(s): Elizabeth Bassett, Heather Dean, Andrea Korda, Mary Elizabeth Leighton, and Vanessa Warne.
Publication Date: 2/1/2022
Publication: KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 1-18
DOI: 10.18357/kula.222
External Link:

Experiential Learning in the Victorian Classroom: What Can We Learn from the Object Lesson?

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Victorian Culture and Experiential Learning, edited by Kevin A. Morrison
Page Numbers: 19-32
External Link:

School Pictures and Artful Teaching from Nineteenth-Century Britain to Twentieth-Century Canada

Author(s): Andrea Korda and Camryn Gau
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Artful Encounters: Sites of Visual Inquiry, edited by Christina Smylitopoulos
Page Numbers: 23-45
External Link:

Looking and Learning in the Victorian Classroom

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 10/1/2020
Publication: Victorian Network
Volume: 9
Page Numbers: 53-79
DOI: 10.5283/vn.104
External Link:

Thinking with Pictures: Memory, Imagination, and Colour Illustration in Victorian Teaching and Learning

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: Paedagogica Historica
Volume: 56
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 269-292
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‘Mere dead copies’? Frank Holl’s Newgate and the Lives of Painted Replicas

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 5/1/2020
Publication: Victorian Artists’ Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market, ed. by Julie Codell
Page Numbers: 38-51
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Object Lessons in Victorian Education: Text, Object, Image

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Publication: Journal of Victorian Culture
Volume: 25
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 200-222
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Cultivating Aesthetic Ways of Looking: Walter Crane, Flora’s Feast, and the Possibilities of Children’s Literature

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-present, ed. by Megan Brandow-Faller
Page Numbers: 113-131
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Learning from ‘good pictures’: Walter Crane’s Picture Books and Visual Literacy

Author(s): Andrea korda
Publication Date: 11/15/2016
Publication: Word & Image
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 327-339
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Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London: The Graphic and Social Realism, 1869–1891

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 2015
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Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline. Ed. by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester and Joel Kuennen.
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‘The Streets as Art Galleries’: Hubert Herkomer, William Powell Frith and the Artistic Advertisement

Author(s): Andrea Korda
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
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