HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Section: 003 Icons and Idols
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Why does the history of image-making and veneration go hand in hand with image–bashing? What were the motivations behind the intense (and intensely violent) debates over the definitions of icons and idols in medieval art? This course will examine theories and instances of image-making and breaking from the classical world through to the early modern world, covering late antiquity, Iconoclasm in Byzantium, and the medieval West. Memory, desire, identity, and transformation will be some of the key issues informing our analysis of the iconoclastic impulses punctuating the pre-modern era. Category for Concentration Distributions: D. Europe and the United States, 2. Medieval Textbooks: No textbooks used. The readings are selections of essays and journal articles, several (but not all) available online.

Course Requirements:

Student presentations, 1 mid-term exam, 1 final research paper

Intended Audience:

No pre-requisites. For undergraduates with an interest in developing their skills at critical reading and writing.

Class Format:

Student presentations and discussions

HISTART 394 - Special Topics
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001 (LEC)
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11766
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33
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
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22175
Open
39
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
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26362
Open
10
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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26363
Open
3
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
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28932
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LEC)
P
26364
Open
8
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (LEC)
P
30162
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
022 (SEM)
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30964
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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