Image/Word: Narrative and Photography in Contemporary Spain|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Sustainability and Environmental Justice|
The objective of this course is to analyze the relationship between literature and photography, questioning the idea of representation that usually unites them. This relationship goes further than the simple representation of the environment that surrounds us: literature and photography modify not only the perception of, for example, urban space, but also its organization. That is, they have a direct effect on the built environment. This effect creates a productive linkage that challenges the limits of these disciplines and the worlds in which they are created, proving how their work aims not exclusively to describe or represent but also to build. This idea of creating is the base for this seminar in which the students will develop a photographic and a narrative/analytic project in which they will test firsthand the relationships and skills seen in the class. Thus, they will be able to see the connections between disciplines and cultures that guide our everyday life. To do so, the students will work with the help of an artist, the photographer Consuelo Bautista, who will help them to develop a project in which they will connect their own experience with what they have seen in class.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course Reading packet.
Susan Sontag, Sobre la fotografía. ISBN-10: 8483467798.
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida. ISBN-10: 0374521344.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reading notes for every class.
2 short papers.
2 oral presentations (individual + group).
Final creative project: photographic project + written explanation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 267 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
Although this class will be held online via Zoom, Moodle, and Perusall, I will hold some of my office hours in person in an outdoor space. Please note that the first two days of class will be online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to enrolled students and posted on the class Moodle page a week prior to the first day of class. If a student is interested in the class and has not received the Zoom link, they should email the professor. Students who are enrolled and miss the first class meeting without informing the professor will be dropped form the class.
CONDITIONS FOR CR/U STUDENT OPTION
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures normally does not recognize CR/U except for COL students. The reason is that learning effectively in another language calls for regular completion of multiple activities over the course of the term, including faithful attendance and informed participation. In our experience students have counted on grades to determine where to focus their efforts. Because of the pandemic we have made the CR/U option available, but it should be chosen only as a measure of last resort. Since a full university credit is involved no matter what the grading option, bear in mind that CR/U assumes students will complete all graded activities including attendance and participation satisfactorily. Remember, too, that the Hispanic Literatures & Cultures major and study abroad continue to require that courses be completed with a minimum grade. If you take your course CR/U, your professor will record the letter grade and the Spanish section will decide accordingly whether the grade is sufficient for you to continue to the next level, to study abroad, to meet the requirement for acceptance into the major, or for the course to count for the major. If you are having difficulties of any kind, we urge you to contact your professor immediately to see what can be done to address them.
|Instructor(s): Sendra Ferrer,Olga Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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