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ARTHIST 492: Romancing the Stone: Crystal Media from Babylon to Superman (ARTHIST 292, FRENCH 292, FRENCH 392)

This seminar investigates the importance of rock crystal and its imitations as material, medium, and metaphor from antiquity until modernity. The objects examined include rings, reliquaries, lenses, and the Crystal Aesthetic in early twentieth-century architecture and even Superman's Fortress of Solitude. The texts range from Pliny to Arabic Poetry to Romance Literature to modern manifestos.
Last offered: Spring 2020

ARTHIST 493: The Art of Punk: Sound, Aesthetics and Performance (CSRE 393)

This seminar explores the sonic and visual aesthetics of punk rock since the 1970s. While studying music, videos, zines, and album covers, students will examine the convergence of art with politics among artists, such as Lydia Lunch, Vaginal Davis, and Shizu Saldamando, and bands, including Crass, the Plasmatics, and Los Illegals, as well as punk subgenres, like No Wave, Riot Grrrl, and Queercore. Likewise, students will consider how issues of identity, race, gender and sexuality informed artists and their work.
Last offered: Autumn 2020

ARTHIST 494: Complicating Minimal Art: Racializing, Queering, and Politicizing a Canon (CSRE 394)

This seminar uncovers the contributions people of color, women, and queer artists have made to Minimalism, a popular and influential style of art defined by sleek geometric forms. Students will critically engage canonical texts, which often privileged the work of white male artists, and consider how race, gender, and sexuality have informed these narratives. Students will also examine the understudied historical events that have influenced artists and their work, such as the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and AIDS Epidemic.

ARTHIST 497: American Mystics

This seminar will consider the role of mysticism in American art and culture. Long denigrated as irrational or escapist, mysticism in fact offers a site from which to investigate and challenge entrenched assumptions of linear time, historical positivism, hierarchies of taste, and rationality that remain the epistemic grounding of art history. Topics covered will include Transcendentalism¿s debt to Buddhism; the Aesthetic Movement; Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Anger, and occultism; Rastafarianism; Afrofuturism; psychedelia, drugs, and the counterculture, among many others. Readings will include work by Max Weber; Theodor Adorno; Sylvia Wynter; Toni Morrison; Marcel Mauss; and Ashon Crawley. Special attention will be paid to issues of race, ethnicity, and decolonizing methodologies.
Last offered: Spring 2020

ARTHIST 502: Methods and Debates

This course introduces graduate students to a range of interpretive methods within art history and visual culture studies. In addition to scrutinizing multiple schools of thought and critical debates within the field, the seminar pays particular attention to the style and strategies of writing taken up by individual critics and scholars. How and to whom does the art historian's voice speak in different moments, visual contexts, and interpretive communities?
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: Lugli, E. (PI)

ARTHIST 600: Art History Bibliography and Library Methods

Last offered: Autumn 2019

ARTHIST 600A: Art History Proseminar

Last offered: Winter 2020

ARTHIST 610: Teaching Praxis

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit

ARTHIST 620: Qualifying Examination Preparation

For Art History Ph.D. candidates. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5-8 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 24 units total)

ARTHIST 640: Dissertation Proposal Preparation

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5
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