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ART: ART HISTORY

ARTH-696
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

ARTH-696
001
ART: ART HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

What is American Photography?

This course examines the history of American photography from the inception of the medium in the 1830s to the early twenty-first century. It asks how photography can be defined as "American," which requires an exploration of national identity, and also how it can be defined as "photography," when the medium constantly undergoes technological changes and serves competing social and aesthetic functions. Throughout, the course addresses issues of the archive, race and gender, museum practice, performance, and memory. Meets with ARTH-496 001.

ARTH-696
002
ART: ART HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Women in Modern East Asian Visual Culture

This course explores women's contestation against Confucian patriarchy in the visual fields in China, Japan, and Korea in the twentieth century. Painting, photography, film, and illustrations in women's magazines are the main media examined. The class focuses on the representation and visual consumption of the female body to explore how artists, filmmakers, and designers constructed women's changing positions in modern East Asian societies. Meets with ARTH-496 002.

ARTH-696
001
ART: ART HISTORY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

This course explores art and architecture from a variety of traditions in East, South, and Southeast Asia. Students observe how artists and architects respond to issues such as political movements, personal and national identities, environmental changes and social inequality. Theoretical texts on topics of Asian cultural production are read in an attempt to account for national specificities, cultural differences and transnational practices. Meets with ARTH-496 001.