GERST 6600

GERST 6600

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Some of the most powerful approaches to visual practices have come from outside or from the peripheries of the institution of art history and criticism. This seminar will analyze the interactions between academically sanctioned disciplines (such as iconography and connoisseurship) and innovations coming from philosophy, psychoanalysis, historiography, sociology, literary theory, mass media criticism, feminism, and Marxism. We will try especially to develop: (1) a general theory of "visual ideology" (the gender, social, racial, and class determinations on the production, consumption, and appropriation of visual artifacts under modern and postmodern conditions); and (2) contemporary theoretical practices that articulate these determinations. Examples will be drawn from the history of oil painting, architecture, city planning, photography, film, and other mass media.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 6060COML 6600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17764 GERST 6600   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.