Art, Visual Culture, and Empire in the Nineteenth Century (AH4104.01)

Zirwat Chowdhury

This course will engage students with a critical history of nineteenth-century art and visual culture in Europe (primarily France, Britain, and Belgium) and its colonial domains in North and Central Africa, the Near and Middle East, and South Asia. It will thus explore how nineteenth-century art and visual culture instantiated the psychological, physical, and imaginative experiences of empire. In so doing, the conference will explore the entwined histories of global power, modernity, and modernism. Students will read key theoretical texts on post-colonialism, modernism, and alternate/global modernities, and examine the conditions and possibilities for domination, transculturation, and subversion at intersections of power and visual culture.

Prerequisites: One Art History, History, or Anthropology Course.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Art History, Zirwat Chowdhury.