Visual Storytelling: Race, (In)Visibility, and the American Landscape|
Spring 2017 not offered
What is visual storytelling and how does this medium enable or frustrate our efforts to behold the landscape and the individuals who occupy it? What histories, tools, and perspectives enable rigorous and inspiring creative processes that culminate in inclusive, restorative narratives? Students will develop their own visual storytelling concepts and projects and together will consider realities and mythologies of place, inclusion and exclusion, human-land relationships, visibility and invisibility, built and threatened environments, and the work of the visual storyteller in 20th- and 21st-century America.
Assignments and student projects will be informed by the semester-long study of visual artists such as Edward Mitchell Bannister, Carole Bayard, Romare Bearden, Robert Duncanson, Gordon Parks, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Carrie Mae Weems and the works of writers such as Kimberly Ruffin, Nikky Finney, and Jamaica Kincaid.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
See textbook list at Broad Street Books for details of major readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3-4 short essays that incorporate visual components, visual projects, and in-class forum that involves visual mapping, and a final essay that incorporates popup presentations and uses visual platforms such as Prezi or Thinglink.
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