ARTH 504 Fall 2014 Methods of Art History and Criticism

This is a seminar in the intellectual history of the history of art, with some concentration on the ways in which this tradition has been challenged by recent critical trends in the discipline. It will begin its study with the "founders" of the field and end with issues and problems that generated the "new art history" twenty-five years ago and "visual studies" today. Topics to be covered include: style, iconography/iconology, semiotics and deconstruction, identity politics, formalism, deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, gender studies, global studies and postcolonialism, and the new materiality. Resident Clark Fellows will occasionally speak to us on perspectives of their choice.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: each student will write one short midterm paper and a longer concluding essay, as well as present a couple of the readings to the class
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: limited to and required of first-year students in the Graduate Program in the History of Art
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 12
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Class Number: 1067
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ARTH 504 - 01 (F) SEM Methods of Art Hist&Criticism Division 1: Languages and the Arts Michael Ann Holly
T 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Clark Art Seminar Room 1067
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