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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 — Collaboration in the New Media. [3 credits]. Meets with PAT 442.001, FILMVID 404.001, ARTDES 454.001.

Instructor(s): Christopher E McNamara (mcnamart@umich.edu), Andrew Jay Kirschner

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/pat/442/001.nsf

This course is intended, chiefly, for students in Film and Video Studies, Art and Design, and Music, but will be open to anyone with relevant experience in traditional or new media production. Using a collaborative approach and working in small crews, participants will engage in a number of sound and image experiments designed to encourage the creation of hybrid media works. Ideally, students will conceive of sound, text, music, and images synthetically, and will develop them into a cohesive form in which no element is treated as secondary.

Meeting once a week, students will gather for discussions, screenings, listening sessions, demonstrations, presentations, and critiques of their colleagues' works. Readings on the subject of New Media, and its cultural/social/political/historical context will be assigned.

The final creative projects will likely be quite diverse in structure, theme, and mode of presentation. Final projects will be presented in a mini-festival, open to the public.

Undergraduate, upper-level, with experience in either audio or video production. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on creative projects.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

INSTHUM 511. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 — Stoicism: Fate, Uncertainty, Persistence. [3 credits]. Meets with COMPLIT 490.002.

Instructor(s): Denise Riley

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See COMPLIT 490.002.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

INSTHUM 511. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 002 — The Law in Slavery and Freedom: The U.S. and Latin America in Comparative Perspective. [2 credits for Law Students; 3 for others]. Meets with Law 877.001 and History 477.001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Scott (rjscott@umich.edu) , Martha S. Jones (msjonz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 477.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, 5, Permission of Instructor

INSTHUM 511. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 003 — Gender and Black Trans(national) Identity in the 19th Century: Approaches to Studying the Africa Diaspora. [3 credits]. Meets with AMCULT 510.001, CAAS 558.001, ENGLISH 540.002.

Instructor(s): Sandra R Gunning (sgunning@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will offer students an introduction to the writing of several early American, African and Caribbean-born figures (Olaudah Equiano, Mary Seacole, Martin Delany, Nancy Prince, Samuel Crowther, Edward Wilmot Blyden, etc.), as a way of assessing the problems and possibilities for early Black diasporic identification in the 19th century. Some questions to be addressed:

  • What impact did gender, degrees of mobility, and a variety of local, national and transnational affiliations have on self- and community-presentation in the numerous novels, travelogues, ethnographies, missionary narratives, and exploration accounts produced by peoples of African descent in the 19th century?
  • What might Black support of and entanglement in the Euro-American colonization of Africa and the Caribbean tell us about the range of political positions inhabited by members of early diasporic communities?
  • And how might our thinking about traditional markers of difference (e.g., color, region, culture, sexuality, etc.) be reframed by these questions?

Secondary readings will drawn from literary studies, history, cultural studies, and cultural anthropology (Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Antoinette Burton, Joan Dayan, Wilson Moses, Jean and John Comaroff, Amy Kaplan, J.D.Y. Peel, Richard Roberts, Lamin Sanneh, etc.). Assignments: a class presentation, a short paper at midterm (5-7 pages) and a longer paper at the end of term (15 pages).

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