Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 6851 - [Performing Objects/Collecting Cultures]

(crosslisted)
(also ASIAN 6645 )
4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015. Co-meets with ARTH 4851 /ASIAN 4445 /VISST 4851 .

K. McGowan.

The twin phenomena of performing and collecting are as old as time, and both require an intense entanglement with things.  This seminar examines the significance of objects and their related texts within the field of Art History and, indeed, more broadly as they are “performed” and “collected” (sometimes both initiatives occurring simultaneously) in Asian Art and Culture.  Various performative and collective containments will be mapped as the transcend boundaries: temporal, spatial, cultural, intertexual, and disciplinary.  Masked dances and their costume elements, clay pots, bronzes, serpentine daggers, musical instruments, embroidered story cloths, shadow puppets, flora, fauna, and film will be explored.



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