Visual Studies Courses

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Spring Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
VIS STD (S21)290C  VS THEORY & METHODSCANEPA, M.
Visual Studies is a field of inquiry involving a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social, behavioral  and biological sciences, although its most dedicated interlocutors have tended to come from art history, archaeology, anthropology, cognitive science, film and media studies, philosophy and psychology. This seminar examines a range of texts drawn from these and other disciplines and explores current directions in Visual Studies as they intersect with or challenge broader debates in the humanities, sciences, law and technology. While visual phenomena are certainly central to many of texts and discussions, we will engage equally with natural, built and cyber environments, urbanism and material culture. Students will gain familiarity with a wide range of texts from antiquity to the present day that challenge traditional disciplinary, evidentiary and chronological boundaries and develop the critical vocabulary and analytical skills necessary to engage Visual Studies methodologies in their future research.
VIS STD (S21)295  HELLENISTIC ASIACANEPA, M.
This course explores the art, archaeology and history of Western, Central and South Asia and the Iranian world, broadly conceived, from the death of Alexander to the rise of the Sasanians. It will concentrate heavily on the development of the arts, architecture, and urbanism under the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms that emerged on the Iranian plateau and Central Asia after the fall of the Achaemenids, and the Iranian-speaking peoples who eventually overthrew these Greek kingdoms and established their own empires. Thus the core of the class will be on the development of the Seleucid Empire (from Syria to Bactria), the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, and the Arsacid/Parthian Empire. We will also consider Perso-Macedonian traditions in Anatolia and the Caucasus and the legacy of the Hellenistic period in Kushan Bactria and N. India and Sogdian to Transoxiana. Among other major themes, we will consider the common/competitive court cultures that emerged among the Seleucid, Bactrian and Indo-Greek courts; appropriation and transformation of Hellenistic culture in Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Central Asia in cities such as Hatra, kingdoms such as Commagene, Pontos, or Chorasmia, the interplay between nomadic and sedentary Iranian culture and the emergence of new forms of architecture and visual culture under the Parthians, Scythians, Kushans. In addition to an in-depth examination of the ancient sites and sources, this course will put the ancient material into dialogue with a select body of theoretical material stemming from archaeological, art historical and cultural studies discourse.
VIS STD (S21)295  QUEER GIRLS & RACIAL OTHERSLIM, B.
The title words of this film-centered seminar index the interventions, encounters, and deployments the course hopes to stage. “Queer” and “Girls” situate our screenings and readings in queer and feminist film theory; shift the focus away from the gay male dominated New Queer Cinema; put gender and gender nonconformity on the radar; and displace the primarily adult-centered perspectives of feminist film theory through a focus on youth, generationality, the masculinity of tomboys, the girliness of women both cis and trans, and the frisson of trans, queer, and feminist scholarship as they dovetail with childhood and girl studies. “Racial Others” signals a commitment to women of color feminism, queer of color critique, and the global reach of work on multicultural minorities and diasporic ethnicity while also calling attention to what Roderick Ferguson calls racialized sexualities, nonheteronormative racial formations, and “other terrains for the interrogation of sexuality…that do not begin and end with queer studies.” Methodologically, this surveys a broad range of approaches: production histories, textual and formal analyses (visuality, narrative and sound), phenomenology, sensibility, and reflexive critiques of queer film festivals and pedagogy. The class is scheduled for synchronous Zoom meetings  Wednesdays, from5:00 to 7:50 pm PST, with a Monday asynchronous screening + introductory lecture.
VIS STD (S21)295  PHOTOGRAPHY, EMPIRE, KNOWLEDGEPATEL, A.
This seminar examines photography as both technology and cultural production, and examines its intervention in the creation and perpetuation of empires, archives and knowledges.
VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGLIM, F.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGLIU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGRONY, F.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGTRAMMELL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGWINTHER TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGWUE, R.
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)296  DIRECTED READINGSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIM, F.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRONY, F.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYTRAMMELL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWINTHER TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWUE, R.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYFEDMAN, D.
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VIS STD (S21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCOOKS CUMBO, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDIMENDBERG, E.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIM, F.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIU, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMASSEY, L.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPOWELL, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRONY, F.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWINTHER TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWUE, R.
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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VIS STD (S21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSTAFF
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