Visual Studies Courses

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Fall Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
VIS STD (F21)290A  AH THEORY & METHODSPATEL, A.
VS 290A is the art historical research methodologies seminar for PhD Program in Visual Studies. The seminar serves a number of roles: 1) it provides an “initiation” into the history and traditions of art history and related disciplines including architectural history and archaeology; 2) an invitation to critically examine these disciplinary histories and institutional structures; and 3) an intellectual foundation for conducting advanced research and engaging in interdisciplinary debates. Much like the department’s faculty and students, who work in diverse time periods, cultures and disciplinary approaches, this seminar aims to expose students to the diverse possibilities for conducting critical inquiry into visual, material and spatial cultures, both proximate and distant. We will read texts that have impacted the development of the discipline and are part of its traditional canon as well as recent works of potential importance, including those that are important as ‘historical documents’ but not necessarily as sources of emulation. We will also engage theoretical works drawn from a variety of intellectual traditions that offer potential to open up new approaches. At the same time, the seminar invites students to critically examine art history’s own intellectual and institutional history and the conditions that support, curtail or warp art historical inquiry, both in the past and in the present. As part of this goal, the seminar considers major ethical and legal debates surrounding art and cultural heritage and its uses and abuses. As such, it is both an ‘historiography’ and ‘history’ seminar: an inquiry into how we “do” art/archaeological/architectural history and an inquiry into the development, present state, and future possibilities of the discipline.
VIS STD (F21)295  ABSTRACTIONNISBET, J.
This seminar will investigate the role of abstraction in global visual
art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and combine close
analysis of particular artistic practices with a consideration of
abstraction as a problematic of cultural practice and theory within
modernity. Should its objects be accessible to the university community
in fall, the course will also make use of collections in UCI’s Institute
and Museum of California Art (IMCA).
VIS STD (F21)295  FILM/RACE/TECHNOLOGYKUNIGAMI, A.
This seminar will examine the relation between the three terms in its title from multiple perspectives, and will imagine critical possibilities to theorize race through its technological inscription in film and the moving image. The course will focus on the mutual implications between film, film theory, and the dynamics of racial capitalism, understanding raciality as a phenomenon that indexes globality in an aesthetics of social reproduction. How do our film-theoretical categories produce whiteness and its others? What critical perspectives does thinking race as a (film/media) technology open? How are racial categories such as Blackness and Yellowness technologically inscribed? Privileging non-“Western”/Global South perspectives to the entanglements between the Transatlantic and the Transpacific, the seminar will reconsider the racial implications of the global circulation of the technical image in order to pursue a materialist approach to film through the framework of critical race studies, visual studies, and critical theory. Visual media will include Brazilian cinema, Japanese cinema, Hollywood cinema, photography, news media, silent cinema magazines, and readings will include Ahmed, Balasz, Bergson, Benjamin, Campt, Cheng, Chun, Cusicanqui, Fanon, Ferreira da Silva, Galt, Lowe, Quijano, Sakai, Spillers, among others.
VIS STD (F21)295  KUSHAN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY:EASTERN IRAN AND SOUTH ASIACANEPA, M
This course will explore the art and archaeology of the eastern Iranian world and northern India before and beyond the Kushan Empire (ca. 1st century BCE - 375 CE). The Kushan dynasty founded one of the largest and most powerful empires in the ancient world, which encompassed present-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. The course will begin by exploring earlier developments under the Achaemenids, Seleucids, Indo-Greeks, Scythians and Parthians in the region. It will then track the ruling dynasty's early roots in Central Asia as the nomadic Yuezhi tribal confederacy moved into Bactria and established a trans-Hindu Kush empire. The course will consider how the Kushans selectively engaged earlier Persian and Hellenistic royal, visual and architectural traditions in building their empire. Finally the course study the art, architecture and numismatics of these regions after the fall of the empire under the Kushano-Sasanians, Huns, Western Türk steppe empire, local Kabul/Turk Shahis and other smaller kingdoms up to the coming of Islam in the region. We will also consider the role of these Iranian, Indian and Turkic empires and kingdoms in the development of the Buddhist arts of Afghanistan and Northern India (esp. Gandhara) as well as broader east-west exchanges on the Eurasian land routes (aka the Silk Road).
VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKUNIGAMI, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYCOOKS, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIM, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYLIU, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMILLER, T.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRONY, F.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYTRAMMELL, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWINTHER TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYWUE, R.
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VIS STD (F21)298A  PRELIM EXAM STUDYKAMIL, M.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKAMIL, M.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBENAMOU, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHBETANCOURT, R.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCANEPA, M.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHCOOKS, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHDAULATZAI, S.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHAGGINS, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHATCH, K.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHERBERT, J.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHHILDERBRAND, L.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHJOHNSON, V.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKRAPP, P.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIM, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHLIU, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMILLER, T.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHMIMURA, G.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHNISBET, J.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPATEL, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHPERLMAN, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRONY, F.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHRUBERG, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHSODERMAN, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHTRAMMELL, A.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWHITING, C.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWINTHER TAMAKI, B.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHWUE, R.
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VIS STD (F21)298B  PROSPECTUS RESEARCHKAMIL, M.
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