Andrea Korda, PhD (University of California, Santa Barbara), MA (Concordia University), BA (Queen's University)
Pronouns: she, her
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: https://jvc.oup.com/2021/07/13/crafting-in-the-classroom/
Watch me and two students talk about "Crafting in the Humanities Classroom" at the UofA's Festival of Teaching and Learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5jkcbFUck
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.