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NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE | Fall 2012
Department of Art & Art History | Arts, Literature and Theater Collegium
Rebecca Morrison | 912.401.3081 | rmorrison@nec.edu | naerct.org
OFFICE HOURS: Tower 21 | T/W/R | By Appointment Only _____________________________________________________________________________

  •     #19     (Due asap)
    1. BEGIN to review for your final exam. You may want to start with making notes about the 20 Slide ID images on your handout. Recent lectures are now available for download as well.

    2. COMPLETE QUIZ #5
      This is not an actual quiz but a course survey. Please be as honest and as detailed as possible. For a score of 100%, submit by midnight on Sunday.

  •     #18     (Due 11/15/12)
    1. WRITE me an email outlining your reactions to "The Americans" and "In The American West". Just a few sentences about each will be fine, and the writing does not have to be formal. However, DO be specific and thoughtful. This email will be graded, and will take the place of Image Response Paper #4.

    2. COMPLETE QUIZ #4
      There are no essay questions this week, just 20 multiple choice items.

  •     #17     (Due 11/13/12)
    1. CHECK OUT RANIA MATAR's "A GIRL AND HER ROOM."
      Be prepared to discuss it next Tuesday in class.

    2. READ Glenn Ruga's curator's statement for The Razor's Edge.
      Be prepared to discuss it next Tuesday at the start of class.

    3. FIND at least one additional source for your term paper.


  •     #16     (Due 11/8/12)

    1. READ Pp. 279-296 in the Warner-Marien main text.
      This is the first half of Chapter 9, "Social Science, Social Change, and the Camera."


  •     #15     (Due 11/6/12)

    1. READ Pp. 238-259 in the Warner-Marien main text.
      Take notes on your readings based on the CHAPTER 8 QUESTIONS HANDOUT
      given out in class and be prepared to discuss the chapter at Tuesday's calss meeting.

    2. SUBMIT your term paper topic to me by email for approval before Tuesday's class.


  •     #14     (Due 10/30/12)

    1. BEGIN to consider your term paper topic, which will be officially due for approval on Tuesday 11/6. If you have an idea that you'd like to go with, email it to me as soon as possible for approval/discussion.

    2. WRITE Image Response Paper #3, based on a single image from any PRINTED SOURCE of your choosing. Your source must be different for each of your five papers, so do not use the same publication that you used for Papers 1 and 2. Your main text is not an acceptable source.

      Follow the "Big 4" (now Big 5) guidelines, which were discussed in class and are printed below:
      Response Papers


  •     #13     (Due 10/25/12)
    1. READ the following sections of the Warner-Marien text:

      • Pp. 165 - 170: POPULAR / VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY | KODAK | POSTCARD CRAZE
      • Pp. 195 - 201: PICTORIALISM INTO MODERNISM (Including Coburn / Strand)
      • Pp. 268 - 277: CALIFORNIA MODERN | f64


  •     #12     (Due 10/20/12)

    1. QUIZ #3 - Go to the "Quizzes" page of this site and complete Quiz #3.


  •     #11     (Due 10/11/12)

    1. CHECK OUT the work of Boston-based Photographer VIVIEN GOLDMAN.
      Look at the imagery in her galleries (You can exclude North Dakota, which you will see in expanded version in class on Thursday). Prepare AT LEAST 2-3 QUESTIONS to ask Vivien about her work, process, influences, etc.


  •     #10     (Due 10/09/12)
    1. READ Pp. 170 - 195 of the Warner-Marien main text.
      Keep the following questions in mind as you read:

      1. What were Peter Henry Emerson's views on naturalistic and pictorialst photography? How did they change over time?
      2. How did pictorialist approaches feed into commercial production of photographic equipment / materials, even as it rejected the commercial approach?
      3. What was the "Linked Ring"?
      4. Look at F. Holland-Day's "Crucifix with Roman Soldiers" image on P. 179 and note some of your thoughts / reactions.
      5. What is the meaning of "straight photograhy," in the context of the Pictorialist debate?
      6. What was the objective of the Photo Secession?
      7. Despite its many female pactitioners, how did some pictorialist photography, especially in Britain, use propaganda to undermine and ridicule the role of women?
      8. What was the sensational backstory of Kasebier's Portrait - Miss N. on page 191?
      9. What was the international "Arts and Crafts movement"?


  •     #9     (Due 10/4/12)

    1. Conduct your own online research of BULLET TIME or TIME SLICE. If you already know the meanings of these terms, your task will be simpler and quicker. If you don't, spend an hour looking around the web for definitions, discussions, and examples.

      Watch the following YouTube Video examples: At the start of class on Thursday, be prepared to discuss the ways in which Edweard Muybridge, the gelatin dry plate, and the stereograph are all precursors of bullet time.


  •     #8     (Due 10/2/12)

    1. READ Pp. 99-127 in your main text.
    2. WRITE Image Response Paper #2, based on a single image from any PRINTED SOURCE of your choosing. (Consider Aperture, which is available in Danforth Library's periodicals section.) Refer to the course outline to review the guidelines for writing and submitting the paper. Be sure to include the image itself (scan, photocopy, good-quality cell phone image) and to attribute it properly, including photographer, title, date, and, if available, process specifics and the body of work to which it belongs.
      Example:

      Sherman
      Cindy Sherman
      Untitled Film Still #14
      From Untitled Film Stills series
      Aperture Issue 169 - Winter 2002


  •     #7     (Due 9/27/12)

    1. READ Errol Morris - Chapter 2 of Seeing is Believing, Observations On The Mysteries of Photography, "Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up?" Be prepared to discuss the chapter at Thursday's class meeting.


  •     #6     (Due 9/25/12)

    1. QUIZ #2 - Go to the "Quizzes" page of this site and complete Quiz #2.
    2. READ any of the text pages you have not completed.


  •     #5     (Due 9/20/12)

    1. READ Pp 43-58 of the Warner-Marien main text.


  •     #4     (Due 9/18/12)

    1. WRITE your first Image Response Paper, based on the "favorite image" that you chose from
      ABELARDO MORRELL's CAMERA OBSCURA PROJECT. Refer to the course outline to review the guidelines for writing and submitting the paper.
    2. READ Pp 32-42 of the Warner-Marien main text.


  •     #3     (Due 9/13/12)

    1. WATCH PBS ART 21 SEGMENT ON SALLY MANN.
      Be prepared to discuss it on Thursday in class.
    2. READ Pp 25-31 of the Warner-Marien main text.


  •     #2     (Due 9/11/12)
    1. CHECK OUT ABELARDO MORRELL's CAMERA OBSCURA PROJECT. Be prepared to discuss it next Tuesday by choosing a favorite image and taking note of its syntax, content, context, and intent.
    2. READ Chapter 1 of the Warner-Marien main text.
      Be prepared to discuss the following iterms first thing in class on Tuesday 9/13/12:

      1. Francois Arago
      2. Cathedrals as Cameras
      3. The pantograph and the physionotrace
      4. Diorama
      5. Giphantie
      6. Antoine Florence
      7. "SHARK EGG CASE"
      8. Hippolyte Bayard's "Self-Portrait As A Drowned Man"
      9. Herschel's "Hypo"
      10. Difference between the daguerreotype and the calotype

  •     #1     (Due 9/6/12)
    1. QUIZ #1 - Go to the "Quizzes" page of this site and complete Quiz #1.
    2. COMMUNICATION TEST - Send me an email with an attachment. The attachment can be an image or a document file (pdf or doc/docx). If you choose the latter, the file can simply say "Hello." The subject line of your email should read "AR3260 Communication Test."
    3. READ John Szarkowski's introduction to The Photographer's Eye.
      Be prepared to discuss this piece of writing at the beginning of Thursday's class meeting. Gather a few "talking points" for our discussion. If you print the PDF, highlight important lines, passages, and ideas that you find interesting and relevant (or confusing!). If you read onscreen, take notes and bring them to our next class meeting.