Monthly Archives: October 2013

Want to see some pretty incredible photographs of “wild” animals living in an abandoned house in Finland? Of course you do! And on the subject of neat photographic projects relating to this class, you don’t want to miss “The Daily … Continue reading

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Week #8 Seminar Discussion Questions

Assigned Reading: Derek Bousé, “False Intimacy: Close-Ups and Viewer Involvement in Wildlife Films.” Visual Studies 18, no. 2 (October 2003): 123-32. Discussion Leaders: Ashley, Sonya, Sarah 1. The article states that ‘shots of animals looking into the camera is often … Continue reading

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Be Part of Animal Stories!

The Gardiner Museum is looking for entries of animal-themed photographs to include in their exhibition, “Animal Stories.”

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Week #7 Seminar Discussion Questions

Assigned Reading: Carol Freeman, “Imaging Extinction: Disclosure and Revision in Photographs of the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger).” Society & Animals 15, no. 3 (2007): 241-56. Discussion Leaders: Matt, Alexandra, Kate 1. In the article Freemen states that: “photographs are as much … Continue reading

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New Banksy Piece

Check out this new work by Banksy–a truck full of “screaming” stuffed animals.

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The Blessing of the Animals: An ARTstor Bestiary

Just in time for your VISA 3P98 proposal, ARTstor has published their version of a “bestiary.” If you are stuck for topic ideas or are looking for more images, this may be of interest.

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Week #5 Seminar Discussion Questions

Assigned Reading: Michelle Tolini, “‘Beetle Abominations’ and Birds on Bonnets: Zoological Fantasy in Late-Nineteenth-Century Dress.” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 1, no. 1 (Spring 2002) Discussion Leader: Rianna 1. The quote at the beginning of the article discusses the notion of “sartorial … Continue reading

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