CLAS 323 - REDEFINING CLASSICAL ART HIST
Long Title: (RE)DEFINING (CLASSICAL) ART HISTORY: DIVISION, CONNECTIVITY AND SHIFT IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
Department: *Classical & European Studies*
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: For 500 years scholars have cleaved Roman and Greek art from one another in order to define the heart of antiquity. The scholarship that created such division is the very scholarship that created the discipline of Art History and redefined it through iconographical, social historical and broadly theoretical analysis: Windelmann, Droysen, Brendel, Deleuze, Gell. In this seminar, we will question the disciplinary paradigm. Looking at art from around the Mediterranean and reading the very scholarship that has both created these definitions and questioned them, we will work toward a new way of conceiving the art of the Ancient Mediterranean world. Cross-list: HART 369.