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Spring 2018
Nov 22, 2019
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ENGL 477 - SrSem:Writing w/ Light: On Pho
 This class explores the relationship between photography and writing, giving particular attention to its nineteenth-century beginnings and continuing through the present. Topics addressed will include: photography and memory; photography, race and sexuality; photography and time; photography as activism; and more. We will read critical and theoretical works on photography by Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Marcel Proust, David Marriott, Deborah Willis and others. Case studies of photographers will include: William Henry Fox Talbot; Augustus Washington; “spirit” photographer William J. Mumler; Eadweard Muybridge; Julia Margaret Cameron; Alfred Stieglitz; James Van Der Zee; Dorothea Lange; Carrie Mae Weems; Andres Serrano; Zoe Leonard; and Sally Mann. Students will conduct research at archives in the Washington, DC area and will develop a multimedia critical project. No previous experience in photography or multimedia production required. Note: This course is open to upper-level students in English, Film and Media Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Others may register with permission of instructor if space permits. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

English Department

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