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

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities


Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities



My research focuses on 19th-century art and visual culture, with an emphasis on new media such as photography and illustrated newspapers. My current research on children’s picture books and instructional texts is inspired by today’s discussions around visual literacy. Like us, the Victorians were inundated with new forms of visual media. My research asks how, amid this profusion of imagery, 19th-century children were taught to look at and interpret pictures. My previous work examined illustrated newspapers and their influence on traditions of painting in Victorian England, as seen in the work of Luke Fildes, Frank Holl and Hubert Herkomer (Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London: The Graphic and Social Realism, 2015).


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.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2021
AUART 281 - Sex, Gender and Art

Why should we care about gender and sexuality when we look at art and other visual images? In this course, students will answer this question by studying feminist art history, as well as scholarship addressing LGBTQI identities and intersections between gender, sexuality and race.

Fall Term 2020
AUART 381 - Selected Topics in Art History

Selected topics in art history and visual culture. Prerequisite: Any 200-level Art history course or consent of the instructor.

Winter Term 2021
AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

Fall Term 2020

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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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