Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/24/2023||5/8/2023||MW||11:10am - 12:30pm||HS 102|
We'll try to answer these questions—provisionally, to be sure--in all their complexity by focusing on a single and iconic American archive: the photographs of and by indigenous people from the early days of photographic technology (@ 1840) to the present. North American history, literature, art history, anthropology all play a role in our reading and discussion. As we do so, we’ll bear in mind that images not only document a moment in time but also are catalysts for reinterpreting and reclaiming suppressed stories across time; we'll try to resist what Louis Owens calls the tendency "to see what we bring." For your final projects, you're invited to apply what you've learned to images and archives of your choice.