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ENGL 3219 Reading Visual Culture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is an introduction to some aspects of the emerging field of Visual Culture. Among the areas we may explore are painting, photography, installation and performance art, texts incorporating word and image, public art, advertising, architecture. We will study how images are used both to impose and to subvert dominant constructions of race, class, gender and sexuality. We will be exploring these issues across a range of disciplines: In philosophy, history, literature, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, anthropology, sociology.


Instructor(s): Robin Lydenberg

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13