Graduate Courses

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Art and Vision in Premodern Europe
AS.010.647 (01)

This seminar surveys the important relationship between art and vision from classical antiquity until the 16th century. Select topics include: the role of ancient authors on medieval theories of vision; the role of Islamic science on medieval theories of vision; medieval perspective; linear perspective. Primary readings will come from Plato, Aristotle, Al-Hacen, Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, among others.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 4/10

Postcolonial Theory
AS.010.651 (01)

This course will engage with the foundational texts and subsequent debates within postcolonial theory in relation to the historiography of art history. Postcolonial theory's intersection with questions of memory, the archive, the body, and transnational flows of objects and ideas will be central. As such, engagements with the postcolonial via feminism, indigeneity, and critical race theory will be a part of the conversation. The seminar will also take seriously the ways in which the understanding of "the other" has shaped both art and the history of art of the pre-modern world.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/14

The Cut
AS.010.656 (01)

This seminar focuses on “the cut”—both as material practice and conceptual trope. Looking specifically at the early modern period, we will attempt to stitch together arts of cutting that have all too often been thought of separately or entirely in isolation—decoupage and inlaid stone, silhouette and turned ivory, repurposed drawing and perfectly hewn precious gem, pared-down panel and paper cut-out. To do so, we will look to expansive modern treatments and theorizations of “the cut” as literal gesture and figurative process, material technique and metaphoric mode. At stake is a reappraisal of creative paradigms that rest upon myths of wholeness, finitude, completion, generation, etc., and that thus undergird the early modern emergence of the very notion of “Art.” This seminar thus asks whether recentering the cut has the potential to position the art object within more expansive fields of material culture and to resituate artistic production within less hegemonic frameworks of creation and creativity. Though focused on the early modern period, students are encouraged to pursue research in their own fields/periods of study.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Raphael: Self-Production and Historical Reception
AS.010.655 (01)

Raphael’s status as a canonical artist and icon of the classical or academic art is mostly taken for granted and the artist's apparent resistance to re-assessment and reinterpretation has occasioned incomprehension and resentment, beginning with the "Pre-Raphaelism" of the 19th century. In the seminar we will aim at an understanding of what makes Raphael work as an artist – his working procedures and strategies to ensure success, as well as the reasons – not just institutional and ideological – for his ongoing role as a touchstone for artists ranging from Poussin to Ingres to Cezanne, and for interpreters including Bellori and Hegel.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (02)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (03)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Seminar in Near Eastern Art: Mesopotamian Art and Visuality
AS.010.611 (01)

This seminar will consider the arts of Mesopotamia through the conceptual lens of visuality. Visuality is understood as the social and cultural constructs of seeing and other visual practices. The seminars will serve both as an overview of Mesopotamian arts from the early periods to the first millennium BCE and as a series of investigations into the contexts, values, and effects of visual practices in Mesopotamian culture. Some themes that may be covered include: space/perspective, historical narratives/narrativity, performativity, materiality and representation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:45PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/14

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (01)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (04)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

The Medieval Image and Concepts of Authenticity
AS.010.644 (01)

The course examines the notion of the authentic in conjunction with medieval images, relic veneration, and the practice of law. It investigates the construction, reception, and theoretical grounding of authenticity of reliquaries, icons, and imprints on cloth or seals, and legal documents. These objects elucidate artistic strategies such as cross media references, abstraction, mimesis and bricolage to convey an aura of authenticity. We address other authenticating factors, such as complex ritualized forms of communication.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/6

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (05)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (08)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (05)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (10)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (10)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (08)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (07)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (04)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (01)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (02)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (07)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (06)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/25

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.010.647 (01)Art and Vision in Premodern EuropeT 4:00PM - 6:00PMLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.651 (01)Postcolonial TheoryM 10:00AM - 12:00PMBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.656 (01)The CutTh 4:00PM - 6:30PMHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.655 (01)Raphael: Self-Production and Historical ReceptionW 4:00PM - 6:30PMCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.801 (02)Special Rsrch & ProblemsFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.801 (03)Special Rsrch & ProblemsMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.611 (01)Seminar in Near Eastern Art: Mesopotamian Art and VisualityW 1:45PM - 3:45PMFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.801 (01)Special Rsrch & ProblemsCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.801 (04)Special Rsrch & ProblemsLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.644 (01)The Medieval Image and Concepts of AuthenticityM 3:00PM - 5:30PMZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.801 (05)Special Rsrch & ProblemsHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.803 (08)Individual WorkZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.803 (05)Individual WorkHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.801 (10)Special Rsrch & ProblemsBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.803 (10)Individual WorkBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.801 (08)Special Rsrch & ProblemsZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.801 (07)Special Rsrch & ProblemsWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.803 (04)Individual WorkLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.803 (01)Individual WorkCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.803 (02)Individual WorkFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.803 (07)Individual WorkWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.801 (06)Special Rsrch & ProblemsStaff