HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Section: 002 Critical Race Art History: A Primer
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a primer in Critical Race Art History, a comparative study of the representation of race (plural) in art and visual culture. First, we will work to expand the present definition of race, which has come to mean non-white difference. Whiteness, a construction that has been dependent upon blackness and alterity from its beginnings, is an obvious target. Second, we will consider ethnicity and nationality, e.g., "the Indian," "Asian-ness," and Orientalism, too. We shall undertake contextualized examinations of depicted appearances and style as image-making strategy and of power differentials mediated across specific, constructed communities of artists and patrons. Requirements: oral presentation on an assigned reading, 2 précis of assigned readings, 2 exams, research paper (10 pages). I. 4

HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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