Seminar: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century

What were the possibilities and limits of representing foreign lands, cultures, and peoples in the long nineteenth century? How did discourses of empire, race, and power inform or complicate these representations? This course examines Europe's imperial and colonial engagements with India, the Pacific, North Africa, and the West Indies from 1750-1900 and representations of these engagements in the visual realm. Thematically and methodologically driven, a comparative approach will be taken to theories of travel, colonialism, and cross-cultural interactions. Such theories include, but are not limited to, Orientalism, postcolonialism, transnationlism, and their attendant critiques.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: ARTH 100 or WRIT 107, or permission of the instructor. Not open to First-Years.

Instructor: Oliver

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course.