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ARTH 339 001 (Lecture)

19th-Century Art and Social Space

Ideologies of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and economics in 19th-century European and American visual culture.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 17, 2019


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu12:3014:00Frederic Lasserre102
Instructor: LERNER, JILLIAN
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-  ARTH 339 explores transformations in European visual culture and society from roughly 1830 to 1900. As this was an era when aristocratic culture was challenged by new publics, new media, and entertainments for the masses, our survey will consider developments in painting, print, photography, urban design, exhibitions, celebrity, publicity, and early cinema. Our discussions will focus on the emergence of modernity, modernism, consumerism, and commercial visual attractions in the metropolitan centres of Paris, London, and Vienna. However, we will also interrogate the global ambitions, racial and gender biases, exploitative and imperial perspectives of these self-proclaimed "capitals of modernity," as evidenced for example in the world's fairs, social-scientific uses of photography, and ava&~ nt-garde primitivism.

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