Summer Courses 2012





MLA Proseminar: Violence in Ancient Mediterranean Art

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ART HISTORY (ARTH)
Course Number: 
ARTH 525 941
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

KUTTNER, ANN L

Primary Program: 
Master of Liberal Arts
Course Description: 

This course looks at Greco-Roman fascination with representing humans and beasts driven to the edge by inflicted physical and psychological pain, in all arts enjoyed privately and publicly, religiously and politically--and as entertainment.  What were the roots of that obsession? We'll start by contrasting neighbor cultures. How  has this phenomenon been a fateful legacy to much of the post-antique "West"?  Our class probes ancient responses that were as often  alien as they were similar to modern reactions to the painful image; and we'll often use ancient literature to help explore that response culture. 

Syllabus: 

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