ASIAN 4407

ASIAN 4407

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Images of tattooed, inscribed, and marked bodies abound in popular media, from television series to blogs, from performance art to popular literature. When the body becomes a canvas or text, this raises crucial questions about the interactions between individual bodies, culture/s, and society/ies. In this course we will pay particular attention to the shifting meanings of body modification in different cultural, theoretical, and historical contexts. Course material will include texts, films, and artwork by Michel de Certeau, Jacques Derrida, Georges Didi-Huberman, Lalla Essaydi, Zhang Huan, Franz Kafka, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mirta Kupferminc, Christopher Nolan, Renata Salecl, Stelarc, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Qiu Zhijie, and others, as well as television series, internet forums, and other popular culture formats.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Course Subfield SC

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4704FGSS 4607

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17461ASIAN 4407  SEM 101