HUM 328 / ENG 270 / ART 396

Language to Be Looked AtCourse Cancelled

Joshua Isaac Kotin and Irene Violet Small

Back to "Fall 2020" courses

This seminar focuses on the intersection of language and visual art in the 20th century. We examine modernist and avant-garde experiments in word and image, and investigate the global rise of concrete and visual poetry and text-based art after World War II. We compare and combine methods from literary studies and art history, as well as other disciplines, including history and philosophy. Students explore techniques of close looking and reading in relation to a range of topics–medium, representation, abstraction, networks. Students also engage material practices by, e.g., realizing instruction pieces and assembling magazines.

View this course on the Registrar’s website.

<< Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture I: Literature and the ArtsA Global History of Monsters >>
Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo