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ARTHIST 274A: The Art of the Uncanny (ARTHIST 474A)

From murderous dolls to evil doppelgängers, humanoid doubles haunt the Western cultural imagination. Beginning with an in-depth look at the contested concept of the "uncanny", the seminar traces the history of anxiety about non-human humans in the West. An interdisciplinary inquiry, this course draws its sources from art, film, literature, psychology, and science.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Oing, M. (PI)

ARTHIST 281: Chinese Portraiture (ARTHIST 481)

Exploration of recent studies of Chinese portraiture, with a focus on modern and contemporary eras. Portrait practices in treaty port cities; photographic portraits, portraits and modernity; political portraits in public arenas, self-erasure in contemporary portraiture, women's self-portraits, and experimental video portraits will be among the potential topics of discussion.
Last offered: Spring 2020

ARTHIST 284: Material Metonymy: Ceramics and Asian America (AMSTUD 284, ARTHIST 484, ASNAMST 284)

This course explores the rich history and contemporary state of ceramic production by Asian American/diasporic makers. It is also about the way history, culture, and emotion are carried by process, technique, and materials. Taught by an art historian and a physicist/ceramist, the course will privilege close examination of works of art at the Cantor Arts Center, and will also include artist studio visits, discussions with curators and conservators, demonstrations of and experimentation with technical processes of studio ceramics. This course is designed for students with interests in making, art history, engineering, intellectual history, and Asian American studies. Limited enrollment with applications due on Wed 8 March 2023; to receive application instructions please email the course instructors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

ARTHIST 284B: Museum Cultures: Exhibiting the African Imaginary (AFRICAST 134, AFRICAST 234, ARCHLGY 134, ARCHLGY 234)

Museums are dynamic spaces with the potential to reinvent, rehabilitate, and recenter marginalized people and collections. This year, our seminar examines and enacts museum stewardship of material cultures of diverse African communities across space, time, and context. Legacies of colonialism inspire debates on restitution, reparation, and reconciliation, alongside actions to 'decolonize' museum practice. In engaging the politics of representation and human-object relationships, our class will challenge problematic imaginaries of Africa and recenter the complexities of cultures in the Horn of Africa spanning Ethiopia, Nubian Egypt, and Sudan. Students will acquire skills in researching, curating, and installing an exhibition based on Stanford's African archeological and ethnographic materials held at the Stanford University Archeology Collections (SUAC). This course will culminate in a student-curated exhibition that opens on Friday May 27, 2022 at the Stanford Archeology Center (Bldg 500) and is planned to feature renowned Somali-Swedish archeologist, Dr. Sada Mire, as the keynote speaker.nnBecause of limited spacing you will need to fill out this form https://forms.gle/h8F46iv5iSwiX3PY7 and receive consent to enroll in the course from the instructor. nn3 credits (no final project) or 5 credits (final project). May be repeat for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 15 units total)

ARTHIST 287: Pictures of the Floating World: Images from Japanese Popular Culture (ARTHIST 487X, JAPAN 287)

Printed objects produced during the Edo period (1600-1868), including the Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and lesser-studied genres such as printed books (ehon) and popular broadsheets (kawaraban). How a society constructs itself through images. The borders of the acceptable and censorship; theatricality, spectacle, and slippage; the construction of play, set in conflict against the dominant neo-Confucian ideology of fixed social roles.
Last offered: Winter 2019 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

ARTHIST 287A: The Japanese Tea Ceremony: The History, Aesthetics, and Politics Behind a National Pastime (JAPAN 188, JAPAN 288)

This course on the Japanese tea ceremony ('water for tea') introduces the world of the first medieval tea-masters and follows the transformation of chanoyu into a popular pastime, a performance art, a get-together of art connoisseurs, and a religious path for samurai warriors, merchants, and artists in early-modern Japan. It also explores the metamorphosis of chanoyu under 20th century nationalisms and during the postwar economic boom, with particular attention to issues of patronage, gender, and social class.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5

ARTHIST 290: Curricular Practical Training

CPT course required for international students completing degree.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Maxmin, J. (PI)

ARTHIST 291: Riot: Visualizing Civil Unrest in the 20th and 21st Centuries (AFRICAAM 291, AFRICAAM 491, ARTHIST 491, CSRE 290, CSRE 390, FILMEDIA 291, FILMEDIA 491)

This seminar explores the visual legacy of civil unrest in the United States. Focusing on the 1965 Watts Rebellion, 1992 Los Angeles Riots, 2014 Ferguson Uprising, and 2020 George Floyd Uprisings students will closely examine photographs, television broadcasts, newspapers, magazines, and film and video representations of unrest. Additionally, students will visually analyze the works of artists who have responded to instances of police brutality and challenged the systemic racism, xenophobia, and anti-Black violence leading to and surrounding these events. Undergraduates must contact the professor for enrollment in this course.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Salseda, R. (PI)

ARTHIST 292: Romancing the Stone: Crystal Media from Babylon to Superman (ARTHIST 492, 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 293: Black and Brown: American Artists of Color (AFRICAAM 193, CHILATST 293, CSRE 293)

This course explores the art history of African American and Latina/o/x artists in the United States, Latin America & the Caribbean. Focused on particular exhibition and collection histories, students will consider the artistic, social and political conditions that led Black and Brown artists to learn from each other, work together, and unite around issues of race, civil rights, immigration, and justice.
Last offered: Winter 2022
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