Visual Studies Courses

Term:  

Winter Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
VIS STD (W18)290B  FMS THEORY&METHODSJOHNSON, V.
Introducing graduate students to the field of Film and Media Studies, VS 290B examines canonical theoretical texts and contemporary work that extends or challenges these texts and/or initiates new directions in the field. The course is organized thematically, rather than chronologically to consider key concepts and debates that cut across Film and Media Studies.  Our weekly class meeting discussions will contextualize the emergence and trajectory of the different approaches introduced as well as the broader dialogues or debates they continue to engage. Due to the compressed nature of the quarter system and the breadth and depth of Film and Media Studies, the course is necessarily introductory. Hence, the goal of this reading-intensive seminar is not exhaustive coverage so much as an overview of central concepts and debates that historically have propelled lines of inquiry in the field and that continue to inspire or provoke new work.
VIS STD (W18)294  GETTY CONSORTIUMPATEL, A
An accredited seminar at the Getty Research Institute for graduate students at the University of California, Irvine; UC Los Angeles; UC Riverside; UC San Diego; UC Santa Barbara; and the University of Southern California.

http://www.humanities.uci.edu/arthistory/user_files/alkasemgetty.pdf
VIS STD (W18)295  ART & MATERIALITYWINTHER, D.
Materials exert themselves powerfully in aesthetic experience, whether the rapid motion of crisp details projected on a flat-screen monitor or the weathered and fractured surface of an ancient stone artifact.  While the modernist dictum of “truth to materials” promotes respect for qualities imagined to be native to specific materials, resisting material in skeuomorphic design and extending material through remediation in newer media are also significant modes of material practice.  Materials are deeply colored by conventional associations that far exceed their physical properties, whether the fibrous nostalgia of a certain type of woodgrain or the official commemorative functions of bronze, but creative and interpretive engagement with materials fosters chance discovery and innovation.  What is the significance of the difference between the vibration felt in the hand when cutting wood with a saw and the lack of such vibrations when making a thermal cut in steel?   Such material effects possess agency of a kind that directs the acts of the artist, designer, or architect.
VIS STD (W18)295  VISUAL BIOPOLITICSRONY, F.
Biopolitics and biopower has become a recent area of study for scholars focusing on political control during the wake of postcolonialism and globalization, in particular in the regulation of birth, mortality, and health of populations.  Can these theories be used in the area of Visual Studies?  This course aims to bring together theories of biopolitics, globalization, postcolonial feminist theory, and visual studies with readings that include Foucault, Agamben, Mbembe, Pandolfo, Asad, Hardt and Negri, Abu-Lughod, Weheliye, Cooper, Haraway, Wynter, Sharpe, and Larasati.  The visual media studied will be as wide-ranging as found footage film, Hollywood film, experimental videos, ethnographic film, documentary, and recent Indonesian films, as we explore the regulating of life and death, the body, subjectivity, and models of periphery and center in a globalized world.

Prompt attendance and participation at all classes and screenings, completion of all readings, messageboard writing assignments due every week on the Monday before class, one oral presentation, research paper due on the last day of classes.
VIS STD (W18)295  IMAGE AFTER DELUEZEABBAS, M.
Deleuze’s two books on cinema (Cinema 1 and 2) are still arguably the most important works on the image and the cinematic image for our time.  He sees the task of cinema to be one of ‘extracting an image from the cliché’, and so administering ‘a shock to thought’. In this course, ‘after Deleuze’ suggests less an ‘updating’ of Deleuze than following up on the provocations and insights found in his work on the image. While assuming no detailed knowledge of these books, the course will place some of his key arguments side by side with other important theorizations of the image, including: Deleuze’s related work on the painter Francis Bacon; Guy Debord on the ‘informational image’ or ‘the spectacle that is no longer spectacular’; Jean Baudrillard on ‘simulation’ and Paul Virilio on ‘speed’;  Vilem Flusser on ‘the technical image’ and Gilbert Simondon on ‘the mode of existence of technical objects’; the important work on the ‘neoro-image’ (‘The Brain Is the Screen’) and the phenomenon of ‘phantom limbs’ in studies by neuroscientist V.S.Ramachandran and others. Throughout the course, films and other visual documents will be an integral part of the theoretical discussion.
VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGAMIRAN, E.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGGLEBOVA, A.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGMILES, M.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGWINTHER, D.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)296  DIRECTED READINGSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)297  WRITING PRACTICUMWHITING, C.
Offered winter quarter each year and taught in a workshop format. Assists students with the preparation and revision of the dissertation prospectus so that they may advance to candidacy.
VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYAMIRAN, E.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYGLEBOVA, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIM, F.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMILES, M.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWINTHER, D.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHAMIRAN, E.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHGLEBOVA, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIM, F.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMILES, M.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWINTHER, D.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHAMIRAN, E.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHGLEBOVA, A.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHLIM, F.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHMILES, M.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHWINTHER, D.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (W18)299  DISSERTATION RESRCHSTAFF
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