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BISCLA 318 Performance, Identity, Community, and Everyday Life (5) VLPA/I&S
Examines performance in everyday life, dance, theater, community-based arts practices, and/or new media from a variety of perspectives. Considers how performances act as sites for the revisioning of identity, community, and cross-cultural exchange.
Instructor Course Description: Kanta A Kochhar
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres (5) VLPA
Examines Hollywood cinema as an institution of cultural affirmation and contestation within modern society. Explores the foundational methodology of cinema studies and employs a broad range of contemporary approaches to cultural and textual analysis
Instructor Course Description: Michael L. Goldberg
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores innovative approaches to the study of literature and film in the age of consumer culture. Focuses on literary and cinematic communication as an important arena for the constitution of modern subjectivity and personal identity.
BISCLA 372 Comparative Arts in Eighteenth-Century Europe (5) VLPA
Examples chosen from the realms of art, literature, and music produced during the Enlightenment demonstrate both the multiplicity and the interrelation of the three arts in Europe beginning with Watteau, Addison, and Couperin and ending with David, Goethe, and Mozart.
Instructor Course Description: Jolynn Edwards
BISCLA 380 Arts in Context (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Considers literary, visual, performing art forms and traditions set within their specific political, historical, social, religious, or philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. Encourages students to explore original sources and scholarly research, building understanding and awareness of visual, literary, and kinetic analysis and interpretation.
Instructor Course Description: Aeron M. Bergman Deborah Caplow Jolynn Edwards
BISCLA 384 Literary and Popular Genres (5, max. 10) VLPA
Examines the conventions that define genres and their historical evolution. Focuses on one or two genres taken from the traditional modes of lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, and epic, or from the popular forms of gothic romance, detective and mystery stories, and journalistic fiction.