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ARTH 498 Special Topics in the History of Art and Architecture: The Compulsive Browse

  • Thursdays, 2:45 - 5:15pm
  • EV 3.760
  • Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Duclos

The Compulsive Browse is a small seminar experience built around instructor and peer-generated readings, open forum discussion, video prompts, immersive hands-on exercises, and the communal sharing of resources and in-progress work. We will explore experimental research methodologies through modes and methods such as the dérive and détournement, collaborative text generation, unconscious scanning, chance operations, and digressionary tactics. The Browse will be oriented towards expanding your “toolkit” as literary and materials researchers, and stretching your ability to communicate your findings in novel and provocative ways. We will explore new techniques and technologies in order to capture the richness of our exchanges such as keeping fieldwork notebooks, creating amateur audiovisual productions, and producing creative writing pieces.

Emily-Dickinson-ARTH-498 Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings (Jen Bervin and Marta Werner, eds. 2013)
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