ENGL 200 D: Reading Literary Forms

20th Century Visual Culture

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Location: 
SWS 030
SLN: 
14042

Additional Details:

Most of us take for granted the myriad influences of the visual in our daily lives. We have cameras in our phones. We consult
Google Maps to know exactly what the library looks like from the outside, so we don't get lost. And, we know that our own images will be recorded. In this course we will explore changes to the concept and application of visuality in the 20th century. Some of the central questions guiding our inquiry will be: how does technology (ie, mass print circulation, photography and cinema) shape the way we look at the world? How does visual culture differ today compared to 100 years ago? We will consider the category of visuality as a lens through which to view related issues in 20th century US culture, including economics, race and govern
mentality.

Books:

invisible man ASIN: B004TN6C6U
stuck rubber baby ISBN-10: 9781563892554
house of mirth ISBN-10: 0486420493
(other readings by course packet + films to be left on library reserve)

Catalog Description: 
Covers techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature in its various forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and film. Examines such features of literary meanings as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:30pm