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LIST 502/503: Visual Culture and Essential Identity: Discerning Personal and Collective Meaning in Art

Area: Intellectual History or Ideas and Issues in Humanities and Fine Arts
Instructor: Fr. James Neilson


Course Description
An exploration of images, objects and performances made in service to the declaration of individual and collective identity and memory. An introduction to both masterworks and new works of art recognized for their evocative and critical inquiry into essential affirmations of human character and imagination. This course seeks to build bridges between historic and contemporary creativity.

Required Book List
Paglia, Camille: Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. Pantheon, 2012.  ISBN 978-0375424601

Syllabus