Visual Culture and the Manufacture of Meaning
Course No. ACD 305 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Steven Ciampaglia
This course will introduce students to critical theories and methods of analysis for interpreting contemporary visual art and culture. Topics include: formalism and stylistic analysis; semiotics and structuralism; Marxist theory; biography; psychoanalytic theory; feminist analysis and gender studies; postcolonial theory; post structuralism and postmodernity. Select interpretive frameworks employed in the "manufacture of meaning" will be situated historically and discussed fully and critically, using seminal writings. Required for Visual Culture Emphasis. Fulfills post-1960s art history requirement.
Associate Professor | Assistant Chair of Liberal Arts
Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor of Art History in the Liberal Arts Department. He taught African-American A...more
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