2021 Remote History of Art & Visual Culture Summer Courses


    History of Photography in Southeast Asia (5 credits)

  • HAVC 124B

    Session 1

    Examines how photography was used in Southeast Asia to document the racial difference and the exotic Others under the regime of colonialism. Considers the role photography played in documenting the Vietnam-American War and how contemporary Southeast Asian-American artists challenge this photographic history in their art. General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor - Catherine Ries

    Pending CCI Approval


  • The Politics of Exclusion: Asian American Visual Culture (5 credits)

  • HAVC 127F

    Session 2

    Examines Asian American artists as well as representations of Asian Americans through U.S. history. Addresses such themes as migration and dislocation, race and identity, intergenerational relationships, origins and diasporas, and American foreign policies in Asia. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Christina Ayson


  • Neither Venus Nor Virgin: Women's Lives Beyond Men's Constructs in Late Antiquity and Byzantium (5 credits)

  • HAVC 153

    Session 1

    Explores the lives of women in Late Antiquity and Byzantium through a critical analysis of primary visual and textual sources, most of which were produced by men. Looking beyond social expectations, we attempt to understand female experiences and agency. General Education Code IM

    Proposed Instructor - Maureen McGuire

    Pending CCI Approval


  • The Virgin of Guadalupe: Images and Symbolism in Spain, Mexico, and the U.S (5 credits)

  • HAVC 191B

    Session 2

    Focus on the histories of miraculous images of La Virgen de Guadalupe de Extremadura (Spain) and La Virgen de Guadalupe de Tepeyac (Mexico). The foundations and growth of the cult of the Mexican Guadalupe during the colonial period is examined along with the multivalent symbolism of her image. Considers contemporary appearances of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from the miraculous images on a tree in central California and the compositions of Chicano artists, to mass-produced kitsch.

    Proposed Instructor - Rachel Bonner