Literary and Visual Cultures and Interdisciplinary Courses

Literary and Visual Cultures and Interdisciplinary Courses

Our curriculum recognizes that developments in the visual arts and design are always part of broader literary and cultural movements and offers a range of courses that directly address this interrelation of literature, popular culture, art and design: courses such as C221 Blake and Hogarth and E287 Divas 101: The African American Tradition are offered on a regular basis. We also regularly offer interdisciplinary courses that are co-taught with faculty in studio departments: such courses include E749 Savage Iconographies: Art, Race and Public Space from Roger Williams to Barack Obama (co-taught with Sculpture); E517 Fleshing: Adornment and Gendering the Human Body (co-taught with Jewelry); and E334 Narrative Flows: Waters of Faith, Identity and Sustenance in the Bengal (co-taught with Landscape Architecture), a course that “focuses on one of the world’s great megacities and the third largest city in India – Kolkata (Calcutta) – at the western edge of the Bengal Delta, and asks how we should honor, conserve and wisely use this vital natural resource when creating sustainable urban lifestyles for the 21st Century.”



E151    Analysis of Film Narrative
E152    Film Investigations
LAS-C221    Blake and Hogarth
E238    Visual Poetry
E239    A Material Poetics
E240    Sound Poetry: History, Poetics, Composition, Performance
E242    Bob Dylan: “But it ain’t me babe”
E243    The Language of Jazz
E287    Divas 101: The African American Tradition
E334    Narrative Flows: Waters of Faith, Identity and Sustenance in the Bengal
E365    Visualizing Human Rights
E386    Politics and Film
E517    Fleshing: Adornment and Gendering the Human Body
E722    SEM: Illustrating Dante’s Comedy (co-taught with Illustration)
E749    Savage Iconographies: Art, Race and Public Space from Roger Williams to Barack Obama
E726    SEM: Bollywood & Beyond: Introduction to Indian Popular Cinema