Visual Studies Courses

Term:  

Winter Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
VIS STD (W22)290B  FMS THEORY&METHODSSODERMAN, A.
This course offers an overview of Film & Media Studies scholarship by examining canonical texts, foundational debates, and new directions in the field. We will consider a range of topics, including medium specificity, apparatus theory, spectatorship, and representational politics. This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the methods and analytic frameworks that have structured the field. Weekly discussions will focus on synthesizing ideas and tracing the trajectory of scholarly debates. While it would be impossible to develop a thorough understanding of the discipline of film, television, and digital media studies in only ten weeks, this seminar will provide an introduction to central concepts and debates that have propelled the field and that continue to inspire new work.
VIS STD (W22)295  DIGITL MEDIA THEORYKAMIL, M.
This advanced seminar explores the multiple genealogies of digital studies and the various methodological approaches to humanities research on new media. Topics include: digital media theory, material and cultural histories of computing, media archaeology, software and platform studies, race and gender online, Marxist analyses of free labor, and transnational approaches to studying digital technologies.
This course will also serve as a professionalization seminar that addresses various topics of concern to graduate study including: academic writing, conference presentations, proposal writing, and book reviews
VIS STD (W22)295  IMAGINARY NATIONSCANEPA, M.
The seminar is a critical historiographical inquiry into the roots and flowers of fascism, nationalism and white supremacy in 18th-20th century Europe, Iran and India based around myths of an 'Aryan' identity and the role that scholarship in many disciplines, including the history of art and archaeology, played in forming and supporting it. In addition to considering moments of collaboration and resistance in critical theory, it will also focus on its dark afterlife, especially its impact on colonial and post-colonial identities in, for example, Iran and India and contemporary terrorist groups in America and Europe. Seminar participants will gain from the course a deeper understanding of the history of 18ththrough mid-20thcentury theoretical discourse and a critical vocabulary and perspective to approach contemporary theoretical approaches to race and nationalism. While this period and topic will be a focal point, students are invited to write their seminar papers on related problems in any region, country or time period. As such it will provide students methodological grounding in how to incorporate historiography of their discipline or field into their research and future dissertation projects. In addition to art and archaeological history, this seminar may be of potential interest to students in Iranian Studies, South Asian Studies, 20th century European history, and critical race theory. As such, the seminar is also a potential curricular offering within CTE/SOH's Black Studies initiative. With its consolidation as an academic pursuit in pre- and post-World War Europe, critical theory at its roots grew from a confrontation and indeed as a counterpoint to dominant modes of proto-fascist and fascist theorizing. Moreover, many of the authors through which critical theory engages or traces its genealogy, for example, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Honneth, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Gramsci, and Adorno, engaged with, reacted to, fought against, or in some cases contributed to this phenomenon. However, this dynamic has often been forgotten in the way that the general canon of texts related to critical theory has been taught. This seminar, therefore, has three goals. First, it asks participants to examine the explicit and unexpressed goals and implications of theorizing race, culture and nationhood. It invites seminar participants to explore and understand the long history of both theorizing and implementing racial politics in Europe and Asia by tracking the scholarly construction and then political invention of an "Aryan" race with a particular focus on archaeology, landscape, urbanism, visual culture and critical theory. It puts this development into dialogue with key critical theoretical texts and understands how they were either affected by or reacted to it to create counternarratives. The seminar thus seeks to study critical theory within the context of the parallel theoretical development of a fictive Aryan identity in 19thand early 20th century philosophical, political, linguistic and religious theory culminating, of course, in its official adoption and disastrous institutionalization under the Third Reich. Problems include Nazi archaeological efforts to find evidence of Aryan homelands in the Arctic and esoteric projects in Tibet as well as efforts to invent a . Secondly, the seminar examines the afterlives and persistence of this discourse in the construction of contemporary narratives of Aryan Nations such as, for example, present controversies in South Asia, as well as contemporary rightwing nationalist ideologies in the Americas, Europe and parallel attempts in the Middle East and Central Asia. Finally, it explores how these myths were- and presently are- being put into physical, spatial and practical form.
VIS STD (W22)297  WRITING PRACTICUMBETANCOURT, R.
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. Prerequisites: Visual Studies 290A-B-C. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIM, F.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWINTHER-TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYTRAMMELL, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIM, F.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIU, C.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRONY, F.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWINTHER-TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWUE, R.
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (W22)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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