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Course Information

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

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Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HART B104-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: The Classical Tradition Semester / 1 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Carpenter Library 25 Cast,D.
HART B107-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Carpenter Library 25 Levine,S.
HART B204-001 Greek Sculpture Semester / 1 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Thomas Hall 104 Tasopoulou,E.
HART B213-001 Theory in Practice:Critical Discourses in the Humanities: Critical Theories Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 129 Higginson,P.
HART B227-001 Topics in Modern Planning: Visual and Historical Methods Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Taylor Hall B Morton,T.
HART B254-001 History of Modern Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dalton Hall 300 Morton,T.
HART B260-001 Modern Art Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Carpenter Library 21 Saltzman,L.
HART B277-001 Topics: History of Photography: Race and Identity Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Bettws Y Coed 127 Robbins,C.
HART B299-001 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to the present Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Carpenter Library 25 King,H.
Film Screening: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM M Carpenter Library 21
HART B300-001 The Curator in the Museum Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Canaday 205 (Special Collect.) Scott,M.
HART B306-001 Film Theory Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Carpenter Library 13 King,H.
Film: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Carpenter Library 21
HART B311-001 Topics in Medieval Art: Kings, Caliphs, and Emperors: Images of Authority Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Thomas Hall 129 Walker,A.
HART B367-001 Asian American Film, Video and New Media Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM M Carpenter Library 25 Nguyen,H.
Film: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM SU Carpenter Library 21
HART B373-001 Contemporary Art in Exhibition: Museums and Beyond Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Thomas Hall 118 Robbins,C.
HART B374-001 Topics: Exhibition Seminar: World's Fairs Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Taylor Hall D Robbins,C.
HART B380-001 Topics in Contemporary Art: Photography and Its Afterlife Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Carpenter Library 25 Saltzman,L.
HART B398-001 Senior Conference I Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Carpenter Library 25 Dept. staff, TBA
HART B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
HART B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
HART B610-001 Topics in Medieval Art: Kings, Caliphs, and Emperors Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Thomas Hall 129 Walker,A.
HART B630-001 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art: Mannerism Semester / 1 LEC: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM TH Carpenter Library 15 Cast,D.
HART B650-001 Topics in Modern Art: David and Bathsheba, or Viciss Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM F Carpenter Library 15 Levine,S.
HART B680-001 Topics in Contemporary Art: Photography and Its Afterlife Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Carpenter Library 25 Saltzman,L.
HART B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Levine,S.
HART B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Cast,D.
HART B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA King,H.
HART B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Saltzman,L.
HART B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Walker,A.

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HART B108-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Saltzman,L.
HART B110-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Identification in the Cinema Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF King,H.
Film: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM SU
HART B190-001 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dept. staff, TBA
HART B205-001 Introduction to Film Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Nguyen,H.
Film: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM
HART B211-001 Topics in Medieval Art History: Medieval Art and Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Walker,A.
HART B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Global Suburbia Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH McDonogh,G.
HART B250-001 Nineteenth-Century Art in France Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Levine,S.
HART B272-001 Since 1960: Contemporary Art and Theory Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Robbins,C.
HART B336-001 Topics in Film: Queer Cinema Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Nguyen,H.
Film: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM SU
HART B350-001 Topics in Modern Art: Still Life Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Robbins,C.
HART B359-001 Topics in Urban Culture and Society: Mobility and Territory Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Morton,T.
HART B377-001 Topics in Modern Architecture: Modern Architecture South Asia Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Morton,T.
HART B399-001 Senior Conference II Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Dept. staff, TBA
HART B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
HART B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
HART B603-001 Advanced Research Methods Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Walker,A.
HART B651-001 Topics: Interpretation and Theory Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W King,H.
HART B671-001 Topics in German Art: Allegory Semester / 1 LEC: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM W Hertel,C.
HART B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Levine,S.
HART B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA King,H.
HART B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Saltzman,L.
HART B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Walker,A.

Fall 2016

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2015-16 Catalog Data

HART B104 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: The Classical Tradition Fall 2015 An investigation of the historical and philosophical ideas of the classical, with particular attention to the Italian Renaissance and the continuance of its formulations throughout the Westernized world. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B106 Art of the Global Middle Ages Not offered 2015-16 This course considers the art and architecture of the middle ages from a global perspective and surveys artistic interaction between Europe, Africa, and Asia from the fourth to fifteenth century. Emphasis is placed on theories of globalism and their articulation in relation to medieval cultures and history. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B107 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France Fall 2015 A study of artists' self-representations in the context of the philosophy and psychology of their time, with particular attention to issues of political patronage, gender and class, power and desire. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B108 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art Spring 2016 An investigation of the history of art since the Renaissance organized around the practice of women artists, the representation of women in art, and the visual economy of the gaze. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B110 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Identification in the Cinema Spring 2016 An introduction to the analysis of film through particular attention to the role of the spectator. Why do moving images compel our fascination? How exactly do film spectators relate to the people, objects, and places that appear on the screen? Wherein lies the power of images to move, attract, repel, persuade, or transform its viewers? In this course, students will be introduced to film theory through the rich and complex topic of identification. We will explore how points of view are framed in cinema, and how those viewing positions differ from those of still photography, advertising, video games, and other forms of media. Students will be encouraged to consider the role the cinematic medium plays in influencing our experience of a film: how it is not simply a film's content, but the very form of representation that creates interactions between the spectator and the images on the screen. Film screenings include Psycho, Being John Malkovich, and others. Course is geared to freshman and those with no prior film instruction. Fulfills History of Art major 100-level course requirement, Film Studies minor Introductory course or Theory course requirement. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as COML B110 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky Not offered 2015-16 This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B125 Cross-listed as CSTS B125

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HART B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Spring 2016 This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors--geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics--are considered as determinants of urban form. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B190 Cross-listed as ANTH B190

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HART B204 Greek Sculpture Fall 2015 One of the best preserved categories of evidence for ancient Greek culture is sculpture. The Greeks devoted immense resources to producing sculpture that encompassed many materials and forms and served a variety of important social functions. This course examines sculptural production in Greece and neighboring lands from the Bronze Age through the fourth century B.C.E. with special attention to style, iconography and historical and social context. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B205

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HART B205 Introduction to Film Spring 2016 This course is intended to provide students with the tools of critical film analysis. Through readings of images and sounds, sections of films and entire narratives, students will cultivate the habits of critical viewing and establish a foundation for focused work in film studies. The course introduces formal and technical units of cinematic meaning and categories of genre and history that add up to the experiences and meanings we call cinema. Although much of the course material will focus on the Hollywood style of film, examples will be drawn from the history of cinema. Attendance at weekly screenings is mandatory. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ENGL B205 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B206 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture Not offered 2015-16 This course surveys the sculpture produced from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., the period, beginning with the death of Alexander the Great, that saw the transformation of the classical world through the rise of Rome and the establishment and expansion of the Roman Empire. Style, iconography, and production will be studied in the contexts of the culture of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman appropriation of Greek culture, the role of art in Roman society, and the significance of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture in the post-antique classical tradition. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ARCH B206

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HART B211 Topics in Medieval Art History
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Medieval Art and Architecture
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course surveys the artistic achievements of the diverse cultures of the medieval world. Although focusing on the Latin and Byzantine Christian traditions, we also consider works of art and architecture from the medieval Islamic and Jewish spheres. A broad geographic and chronological span--from England to the Near East and Constantinople to Spain; from the establishment of Constantinople in the 330's to fourteenth-century paintings produced in Western Europe--allows for full exposure to the rich variety of objects and monuments that fall under the rubric of ?medieval art.
Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B213 Theory in Practice:Critical Discourses in the Humanities
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Critical Theories Fall 2015 An examination in English of leading theories of interpretation from Classical Tradition to Modern and Post-Modern Time. This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Feminism, Postcolonialism
Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ITAL B213 Cross-listed as RUSS B253 Cross-listed as PHIL B253

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HART B214 Topics: Introduction to Chinese Literature
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Dream of the Red Chamber Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as EALC B212 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B215 Russian Avant-Garde Art, Literature and Film Not offered 2015-16 This course focuses on Russian avant-garde painting, literature and cinema at the start of the 20th century. Moving from Imperial Russian art to Stalinist aesthetics, we explore the rise of non-objective painting (Malevich, Kandinsky, etc.), ground-breaking literature (Bely, Mayakovsky), and revolutionary cinema (Vertov, Eisenstein). No knowledge of Russian required. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as RUSS B215 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B216 The City of Naples Not offered 2015-16 The city of Naples emerged during the Later Middle Ages as the capital of a Kingdom and one of the most influential cities in the Mediterranean region. What led to the city's rise, and what effect did the city as a cultural, political, and economic force have on the rest of the region and beyond? This course will familiarize students with the art, architecture, culture, and institutions that made the city one of the most influential in Europe and the Mediterranean region during the Late Middle Ages. Topics include court painters in service to the crown, female monastic spaces and patronage, and the revival of dynastic tomb sculpture. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ITAL B215 Cross-listed as CITY B216

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HART B219 Multiculturalism in Medieval Italy Not offered 2015-16 This course examines cross-cultural interactions in medieval Italy played out through the patronage, production, and reception of works of art and architecture. Sites of patronage and production include the cities of Venice, Palermo, and Pisa. Media examined include buildings, mosaics, ivories, and textiles. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ITAL B219

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HART B227 Topics in Modern Planning
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Architecture and/as Political Resistance
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Visual and Historical Methods Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: In this course we will explore visual and historical methods for the study of objects and sites. Through observation, analysis, and description of architecture and other visual/material artifacts, we will consider how this work contributes to historical understanding, focusing on buildings in the Quaker consortium as specific objects of architectural and historical study, and documents of campus architecture from the archives of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore, and University of Pennsylvania.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B227 Cross-listed as GERM B227

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HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Global Suburbia Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B229 Cross-listed as ANTH B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HART B230 Renaissance Art Not offered 2015-16 A survey of painting in Florence and Rome in the 15th and 16th centuries (Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael), with particular attention to contemporary intellectual, social, and religious developments. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B238 Topics: The History of Cinema 1895 to 1945 Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ENGL B238 Cross-listed as RUSS B238 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B242 Material Identities in Latin America 1820 - 2010 Not offered 2015-16 Revolutions in Latin America begin around 1810. By the 20th and 21st centuries, there is an international viewership for the works of Latin American artists, and in the 21st century the production of Latina and Latino artists living in the United States becomes particularly important. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HART B250 Nineteenth-Century Art in France Spring 2016 Close attention is selectively given to the work of Cézanne, Courbet, David, Degas, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, Manet, and Monet. Extensive readings in art criticism are required. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B253 Survey of Western Architecture Not offered 2015-16 The major traditions in Western architecture are illustrated through detailed analysis of selected examples from classical antiquity to the present. The evolution of architectural design and building technology, and the larger intellectual, aesthetic, and social context in which this evolution occurred, are considered. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B253

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HART B254 History of Modern Architecture Fall 2015 A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. The course focuses on international networks in the transmission of architectural ideas since 1890. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B254

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HART B255 Survey of American Architecture Not offered 2015-16 An examination of landmarks, patterns, contexts, architectural decision-makers and motives of various players in the creation of the American built environment over the course of four centuries. The course will address the sequence of examples that comprise the master narrative of the traditional survey course, while also casting a questioning eye, probing the relation of this canon to the wider realms of building in the United States. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B255

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HART B260 Modern Art Fall 2015 This course will trace the history of modern art, from its origins to its ends. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B266 Contemporary Art Not offered 2015-16 America, Europe and beyond, from the 1950s to the present, in visual media and visual theory. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI)

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HART B272 Since 1960: Contemporary Art and Theory Spring 2016 Lectures and readings will examine major movements in contemporary art, including Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Performance, Postmodernism, and Installation Art. We will examine the dialogue between visual works and critical texts by Roland Barthes, Claire Bishop, Frederic Jameson, Adrian Piper, and Kobena Mercer, among others. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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HART B273 Topics in Early China Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B274 Topics in Chinese Art
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Art and Propaganda in Modern China Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B277 Topics: History of Photography
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Race and Identity Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course uses critical writings on photography and identity to explore the historical entanglement of these subjects. With a focus on racial and gender identities, we will attend to the ways in which photography has been used both to 'fix' these identities into stable concepts and to undermine the idea that identity is 'fixed.' Case studies include: W.E.B. DuBois's Paris Exposition, Dorothea Lange, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Tseng Kwong Chi, Robert Mapplethorpe, Carrie Mae Weems.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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HART B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to the present Fall 2015 This course surveys the history of narrative film from 1945 through contemporary cinema. We will analyze a chronological series of styles and national cinemas, including Classical Hollywood, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and other post-war movements and genres. Viewings of canonical films will be supplemented by more recent examples of global cinema. While historical in approach, this course emphasizes the theory and criticism of the sound film, and we will consider various methodological approaches to the aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of cinema. Readings will provide historical context, and will introduce students to key concepts in film studies such as realism, formalism, spectatorship, the auteur theory, and genre studies. Fulfills the history requirement or the introductory course requirement for the Film Studies minor. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ENGL B299 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B300 The Curator in the Museum Fall 2015 This course provides an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of museums and to the links between practice and theory that are the defining characteristic of the museum curator's work today. The challenges and opportunities confronting curators and their colleagues, peers, audiences, and constituents will be addressed through readings, discussions, guest presentations, writings, and individual and group projects.

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HART B301 Making an Exhibition: Perspectives on Museums Not offered 2015-16 This course connects the theory and practice of museum exhibitions and other activities - and addresses the conceptual and organizational development of museums during the twentieth century and today - through the development, implementation, and assessment of an exhibition and related programs. Students will study the history and practice of museum exhibition-making while organizing a major public exhibition. They will work individually and as members of groups with student colleagues, with Bryn Mawr College faculty and staff, and with guests selected for their expertise in and knowledge of a range of museum activities and perspectives. The theory and practice of museum exhibition influences and relies upon methodological, anthropological, art historical, philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological, and organizational perspectives on the prominent place museums occupy in this culture. The course will consist of a series of encounters between the practice of, and reflection on, making an exhibition. Recommended Preparation: Relevant coursework in history of art, fine arts, archaeology, anthropology, history, or other fields in which museums play a prominent role.

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HART B306 Film Theory Fall 2015 An introduction to major developments in film theory and criticism. Topics covered include: the specificity of film form; cinematic realism; the cinematic "author"; the politics and ideology of cinema; the relation between cinema and language; spectatorship, identification, and subjectivity; archival and historical problems in film studies; the relation between film studies and other disciplines of aesthetic and social criticism. Each week of the syllabus pairs critical writing(s) on a central principle of film analysis with a cinematic example. Class will be divided between discussion of critical texts and attempts to apply them to a primary cinematic text. Prerequisite: A course in Film Studies (HART B110, HART B299, ENGL B205, or the equivalent from another college by permission of instructor). Cross-listed as ENGL B306 Cross-listed as COML B306 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Byzantine Objects
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Kings, Caliphs, and Emperors: Images of Authority Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course investigates how notions of political & social authority were conveyed through the visual and material cultures of Byzantium, the Islamic world, and western Christendom during the late 11th to 13th centuries when these groups experienced an unprecedented degree of cross-cultural exposure as a result of Crusader incursions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Cross-listed as HIST B311 Cross-listed as CITY B312 Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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HART B324 Roman Architecture Not offered 2015-16 The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, "suburban" and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102. Cross-listed as CSTS B324 Cross-listed as ARCH B324

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HART B330 Architecture and Identity in Italy: Renaissance to the Present Not offered 2015-16 How is architecture used to shape our understanding of past and current identities? This course looks at the ways in which architecture has been understood to represent, and used to shape regional, national, ethnic, and gender identities in Italy from the Renaissance to the present. The class focuses on Italy's classical traditions, and looks at the ways in which architects and theorists have accepted or rejected the peninsula's classical roots. Subjects studied include Baroque Architecture, the Risorgimento, Futurism, Fascism, and colonialism. Course readings include Vitruvius, Leon Battista Alberti, Giorgio Vasari, Jacob Burckhardt, and Alois Riegl, among others. Cross-listed as ITAL B330 Cross-listed as CITY B330

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HART B334 Topics in Film Studies Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as ENGL B334 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B336 Topics in Film
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Queer Cinema Spring 2016 This course examines experimental film and video from the 1930's to present. It will concentrate on the use of found footage: the reworking of existing imagery in order to generate new aesthetic frameworks and cultural meanings. Key issues to be explored include copyright, piracy, archive, activism, affect, aesthetics, interactivity and fandom.
Current topic description: This course explores how communities and subjects designated as "queer" have been rendered in/visible in the cinema. It also examines how queer subjects have responded to this in/visibility through non-normative viewing practices and alternative film and video production. We will consider queer traditions in documentary, avant-garde, transgender, AIDS, and global cinemas.
Cross-listed as ENGL B336 Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B339 The Art of Italian Unification Not offered 2015-16 Following Italian unification (1815-1871), the statesman, novelist, and painter Massimo d'Azeglio remarked, "Italy has been made; now it remains to make Italians." This course examines the art and architectural movements of the roughly 100 years between the uprisings of 1848 and the beginning of the Second World War, a critical period for defining Italiantà. Subjects include the paintings of the Macchiaioli, reactionaries to the 1848 uprisings and the Italian Independence Wars, the politics of nineteenth-century architectural restoration in Italy, the re-urbanization of Italy's new capital Rome, Fascist architecture and urbanism, and the architecture of Italy's African colonies. Writing Intensive

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HART B340 Topics in Baroque Art Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as COML B340 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B350 Topics in Modern Art
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Still Life
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Still Life Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: Alternatively called stilleven (still life) and nature morte (dead nature), the "still life" genre of picture-making operates in between these terms. This course explores the genre as "living image[s] of now dead things," which is how Roland Barthes describes photographs. We thus reconsider the long history of still life pictures made in painting since the 17th century, as well as those made in photography since its invention, through the lens of photography theory.

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HART B355 Topics in the History of London Not offered 2015-16 Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century. Cross-listed as HIST B355 Cross-listed as CITY B355

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HART B358 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as ARCH B359 Cross-listed as CSTS B359

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HART B359 Topics in Urban Culture and Society
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Global Borderlands
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Mobility and Territory Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: In the early twenty-first century, the problematics of mobility and territory are the water in which we swim. This course uses these concepts as categories for theoretical and historical study of the spatial, material, and aesthetic, examining issues in architecture, urbanism, geography, visual arts, design, and technology.
Cross-listed as CITY B360 Cross-listed as SOCL B360

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HART B367 Asian American Film, Video and New Media Fall 2015 The course explores the role of pleasure in the production, reception, and performance of Asian American identities in film, video, and the internet, taking as its focus the sexual representation of Asian Americans in works produced by Asian American artists from 1915 to present. In several units of the course, we will study graphic sexual representations, including pornographic images and sex acts some may find objectionable. Students should be prepared to engage analytically with all class material. To maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity among the participants in the class, no auditors will be allowed. Cross-listed as ENGL B367 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B370 Topics in Chinese Art
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Chinese Calligraphy
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Perspectives on Ornament Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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HART B373 Contemporary Art in Exhibition: Museums and Beyond Fall 2015 How does the collection and display of artwork create meanings beyond the individual art object? In recent decades, enormous shifts have occurred in exhibition design as artwork projected from the walls of the museum, moved outdoors to the space of the street, and eventually went online. We will study an array of contemporary exhibition practices and sites in their social and historical contexts, including the temporary exhibition, "the white cube," the "black box," museum installations, international biennials, and websites. During the seminar, we will examine how issues such as patronage, avant-gardism, globalization, and identity politics have progressively brought museums and other exhibition spaces into question.

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HART B374 Topics: Exhibition Seminar
Section 001 (Spring 2015): John Sloan and a Print "Art Show"
Section 001 (Fall 2015): World's Fairs Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Students will gain practical experience in the production of an exhibition: conceiving a curatorial approach, articulating themes, writing didactics, researching a checklist, designing gallery layout, producing print and web materials, developing programs, and marketing the exhibit. Prerequisite: At least one previous HART course at Bryn Mawr College.
Current topic description: Beginning in 1851, World's Fairs were large public exhibitions intended to put the world on display for a visiting public. Exhibits displayed the technological innovations of western nations, attempting to normalize the implicit exploitation of colonized lands and people involved. This course will attend to the practice of displaying human beings, especially women, in this effort. Students will learn about this exhibition history and present it in an exhibition of their own design.

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HART B377 Topics in Modern Architecture
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Mobility and Territory
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Modern Architecture South Asia Spring 2016 This is a topics course on modern architecture. Topics vary.
Current topic description: This course will focus on a history of architecture and planning that is at once a history of South Asia and a history of modernity itself, examining how these have been constructed from within and without the subcontinent and its diasporas, through architecture's many forms.
Cross-listed as CITY B377

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HART B380 Topics in Contemporary Art
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Photography and Its Afterlife
Section 001 (Spring 2015): The Global Present Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This seminar will explore the history and theory of photography as a means of understanding the photographic practice in the present, including its "afterlife" or dispersal into other media, film, video art, graphic novels and literature foremost among them.

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HART B398 Senior Conference I A critical review of the discipline of art history in preparation for the senior thesis. Required of all senior majors.

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HART B399 Senior Conference II A seminar for the discussion of senior thesis research and such theoretical and historical concerns as may be appropriate. Interim oral reports. Required of all majors; culminates in the senior thesis.

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HART B403 Supervised Work Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.

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HART B403 Supervised Work Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.

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HART B425 Praxis III Students are encouraged to develop internship projects in the college's collections and other art institutions in the region. Counts toward Praxis Program

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HART B603 Advanced Research Methods Spring 2016 Grounded in the foundational and emergent methods of the discipline, this seminar will immerse students in the process of advanced art historical research and writing. Designed to strengthen skills and facilitate the timely completion of MA theses, if not also, should more advanced students be interested, dissertations, this seminar will be at once an incubator and a workshop.

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HART B610 Topics in Medieval Art
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Byzantine Objects: Things
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Kings, Caliphs, and Emperors
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Surveying Byzantium Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course investigates how notions of political & social authority were conveyed through the visual and material cultures of Byzantium, the Islamic world, and western Christendom during the late 11th to 13th centuries when these groups experienced an unprecedented degree of cross-cultural exposure as a result of Crusader incursions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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HART B630 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Mannerism Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This seminar is concerned with both the history and the historiography of Mannerism, that is to say with works of art produced in Italy and beyond in the XVIth century and also the critical history of these works and the varied attention given to them, especially in Germany in the first years of the last century.

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HART B636 Vasari Not offered 2015-16 This seminar focuses on Giorgio Vasari as painter and architect and above all as a founder of the Florentine Academy and the writer of the first modern history of the arts. Topics covered range across the arts of that time and then the questions any such critical accounting of the arts calls up, imitation, invention, the notion of the artist and however it is possible to capture in words what seems often to be beyond them.

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HART B640 Topics in Baroque Art Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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HART B645 Problems in Representation Not offered 2015-16 This seminar examines, as philosophy and history, the idea of realism, as seen in the visual arts since the Renaissance and beyond to the 19th and 20th centuries.

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HART B650 Topics in Modern Art
Section 001 (Fall 2015): David and Bathsheba, or Viciss Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: From the biblical King David to the medieval and early modern kings of France and on to President Bill Clinton and General David Petraeus today, the beauty of Bathsheba has been seen to unleash a compelling drama of looking, adultery, murder, repentance, self-recognition, redemption, and love. From the Rabbis of the Talmud to the Fathers of the Church, from medieval Books of Hours to You Tube videos, artists and writers have repeatedly reconfigured the meanings of the beauty at her bath.

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HART B651 Topics: Interpretation and Theory
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Approaches to Abstraction Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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HART B671 Topics in German Art
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Allegory Spring 2016 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: Allegory in German art from Albrecht Dürer to Walter Benjamin

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HART B673 Contemporary Art in Exhibition: Museums and Beyond Not offered 2015-16 How does the collection and display of artwork create meanings beyond the individual art object? In recent decades, enormous shifts have occurred in exhibition design as artwork projected from the walls of the museum, moved outdoors to the space of the street, and eventually went online. We will study an array of contemporary exhibition practices and sites in their social and historical contexts, including the temporary exhibition, "the white cube," the "black box," museum installations, international biennials, and websites. During the seminar, we will examine how issues such as patronage, avant-gardism, globalization, and identity politics have progressively brought museums and other exhibition spaces into question.

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HART B678 Portraiture Not offered 2015-16 This seminar on self-portraiture examines the representation of the individual from the Renaissance to the present in painting, photography, and film. Artists range from Artemisia Gentileschi and Poussin to Cézanne and Cindy Sherman.

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HART B680 Topics in Contemporary Art
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Photography and Its Afterlife
Section 001 (Spring 2015): The Global Present Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This seminar will explore the history and theory of photography as a means of understanding the photographic practice in the present, including its "afterlife" or dispersal into other media, film, video art, graphic novels and literature foremost among them.

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HART B701 Supervised Work Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Supervised Work

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Graduate level Courses