07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M
Robinson Hall B105
Section Information for Spring 2019
This graduate seminar focuses on theoretical approaches to visual culture, conceived in a broad sense, paying particular attention to the question of visuality as a technique of power. We will address the production of visual culture as well as its global circulation, distribution, display, and consumption. In doing so, we will consider the centrality of vision and point of view to the establishment and maintenance of power structures as well as to modes of resistance to power. Examples of visual culture to be considered include: cinema, media, photography, fine art, surveillance photos/footage, patriotic art, memorials, maps, and ephemera. Readings include works by Theodor Adorno, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Lisa Cartwright, Douglas Crimp, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Derek Gregory, Lisa Nakamura, Trevor Paglen, Christopher Pinney, and Marita Sturken, among others.
Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Cultural Studies.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.