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Graduate Courses – Fall 19

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ARH 5806-02  Art & Architecture of Medieval Spain
Dr. Doron Bauer
Thursday 3:35–6:20pm WJB 2038
This seminar examines Christian art and architecture from
the Iberian Peninsula between Late Antiquity and the fifteenth
century. Special emphasis will be put on issues pertaining to cultural
identity, appropriation, transculturation, and interconnectivity.
  ARH 5806-03  Cold War Art & Film
Dr. Karen Bearor
Monday  9:05–11:50am WJB 2038
This seminar covers the impact of the Cold War on U.S. art and film from the 1940s through 1980s. Within this framework, considerations of both “art” and “film” are broadly drawn to include fine arts, cartoons, propaganda posters, documentary photography, selected forms of architecture and design, popular film, and television.
  ARH 5806-05  Imperial Imitations
Dr. Lynn Jones
Wednesday 12:20–3:05pm WJB 2038
Constantine I (d. 337) provided a model of pious rulership for subsequent Orthodox, Catholic, and Muslim rulers. Readings and research papers will focus on the “New Constantines” of Byzantium, and the ways in which this identity was appropriated, imitated and adapted by rulers in Sicily, the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires.
ARH 5806-06  Spatial Analysis in Medieval Architecture
Dr. Kyle Killian
Tuesday 9:30am–12:15pm WJB 2038
Qualitative and quantitative approaches from the fields of sociology, anthropology and cognition have suggested exciting and thought provoking ways of understanding the experiential nature of architecture. This seminar will survey some of the most important of these ideas and explore how they help us understand medieval architecture.
  ARH 5806-07  Garden History
Dr. Robert Neuman
Tuesday 12:30–3:15pm WJB 2038
This seminar treats Western gardens from the Renaissance through the Modern period as expressions of beauty and power.  We also consider the representation of gardens in art.  Examining plantings and design, we consider the meaning of gardens as status symbols and places of reverie.  Fulfills requirements for Ren/Baroque, Modern, Visual Culture Americas.
  ARH 5806-01 (Dis)Enchantment in 19th-Century France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 
Dr. Lauren Weingarden & Dr. Aimée Boutin
Monday 3:35–6:05pm WJB 2041
This interdisciplinary seminar explores 19th-century France as a time of confrontation between the age-old enchantment of faith, magic, and tradition, and the modern lure of rationalization, science, and innovation, leading to what Max Weber called the “disenchantment of the world.” Through the visual arts, popular culture, and literature, we will explore enchantment as a reward system that delights and inspires, or an enthrallment that constrains and inhibits.