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Contemporary Experimental Fiction and Visual Culture

Students in this course study contemporary writers and artists at the intersection of the fine art exhibition, the artist’s book, and graphic narrative who seek to overturn the traditions, formal devices, and audience expectations of literary fiction. Students conducted creative experiments on the class blog to sharpen our critical facilities and make ourselves attuned to the intellectual and creative stakes of the texts within the course.

Environmental and Social Crisis

This course explores the social and political elements of environmental crisis, looking at how war and capitalism precipitate environmental crises and how state and corporate institutions also benefit from these disasters.

Soviet Culture, Above and Below Ground

This interdisciplinary survey explores Soviet literature, art, theater, and film after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The course focuses on major cultural topics in and around the increasing pressure of shifting political landscapes, ideology, propaganda, the publishing market, and the role of the writer in Russian society.

Migration Reporting: Manitoba

This seminar will focus on journalism and the global migration crisis, as more than 65 million people are on the move, with forced displacements at a record high. At the same time, refugee resettlement in the United States is contentious. This course examines journalism’s approach to the crisis in photos, text, and radio, considering the conflict between national security, international responsibility, and America’s historic role in resettlement.

Architecture, Globalization and the Environment

Art 250, Architecture, Globalization, and the Environment, analyzes contemporary architecture and its relation to climate change, urbanism, and consequent social problems. Special attention is paid to the erosion of public space, whether due to gentrification, gated communities, outright segregation, or to the devastating impact of war in urban zones in many parts of the world.

Introduction to Asian-American Studies: Race, War, Decolonization

This course offers an introduction to Asian American studies centered on the issues of “race,” “privilege,” and “power” from the premise that multiple racial projects—including Orientalism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, and settler colonialism—contribute to Asian racial formation, and that warfare plays a central role in these projects. With a focus on militarism in the US, Asia, and the Pacific region, the class explores the intersections of race, Indigeneity, and class as well as possibilities for making connections across variegated groups. Exploring Asian Americanism through archives, personal narratives, and other texts, the course focuses on the role of history in producing current conditions and our understandings of them.

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