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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 Ancient Egyptian Art & Archaeology. (3 credits). Meets with HISTART 437.001.

Instructor(s): John Baines

Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate standing. (1-4). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/insthum/411/001.nsf

This course is a survey of ancient Egyptian art, from the late 4th millennium BCE to the Greco-Roman period, against the background of social, intellectual, and historical developments. The course will give an overview by period, but its main focus is on topics, genres, and problems of interpretation. The approach will range from discussion of the position of art in Egyptian society to detailed study of some individual artifacts and types. Direct experience of the artifacts is available through the Egyptian collections in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, which will be used for part of the course.

Art in the sense of aesthetically organized spaces, artifacts (including those bearing hieroglyphic writing), and performances is fundamental to what is known about ancient Egypt. Architecture is both an essential artistic form and the context in which works of art belonging to other genres were sited or enacted. Within the overall context of architecture, the course studies relief, painting, and sculpture in the round, while extending to minor and ephemeral arts, and including such special genres as the stela and the sarcophagus. Theoretical issues that arise from the material relate to the role of art in civilization, artistic environments, art and agency, representational forms, text and image, and iconography.

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INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 002 Rereading "Letters From A Javanese Princess." (1 credit). Meets 9/19-10/17. Meets with Asian Studies 492.001 and Women's Studies 481.001 (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Goenowan Mohamad, Nancy Florida (nflorida@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate standing. (1-4). May be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Asian Studies 492.001.

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INSTHUM 511. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 Hybridities: Collaborative Investigations of the Verbal and the Visual Image. (3 credits). Meets with Rackham 575.001, Art and Design 600.002, and English 526.001.

Instructor(s): Linda Gregerson (gregerso@umich.edu), Edward West (ewest@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This studio seminar will explore the conceptual and logistical parameters of artistic collaboration and the public sphere. We are seeking collaborators from a broad spectrum of disciplinary and personal affiliation: visual artists, poets and prose writers, architects, filmmakers/videographers, performers, and those in analytic fields historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars with a particular interest in hybrid forms of identity and expression. Hybridity, in other words, will be both our method and our subject.

Through a series of small-scale projects, students in varied and successive groups of two or three will identify issues of common concern and strategies for interdisciplinary/mixed media investigation. Issues will tend to draw upon the intellectual and affective identifications of seminar members, whether these are racial, ethnic, religious, gender-, class-, or field-inflected. Methods will draw upon the various disciplinary competencies individual members of the seminar bring to our collaborations and will demand of us the shared acquisition of new skills. Building upon this period of private and small-group exploration, the seminar will design and produce a collaborative public installation or installations at the end of the term. Installation is itself a hybrid medium; ours will be at once a culmination and a (very) preliminary report.

Through a series of small-scale projects, students in varied and successive groups of two or three will identify issues of common concern and strategies for interdisciplinary/mixed media investigation. Issues will tend to draw upon the intellectual and affective identifications of seminar members, whether these are racial, ethnic, religious, gender-, class-, or field-inflected. Methods will draw upon the various disciplinary competencies individual members of the seminar bring to our collaborations and will demand of us the shared acquisition of new skills. Building upon this period of private and small-group exploration, the seminar will design and produce a collaborative public installation or installations at the end of the term. Installation is itself a hybrid medium; ours will be at once a culmination and a (very) preliminary report.

This course is the inaugural course in a series of interdisciplinary seminars founded to honor the legacy of former Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Nancy Cantor, with her cardinal commitments to diversity, interdisciplinarity, and public goods. The course may be used to fulfill the cognate requirement for students in English and Creative Writing, Art and Design, and other programs at the discretion of individual departments. Enrollment by permission of the instructors. Contact gregerso@umich.edu or ewest@umich.edu.

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