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Week #9 Seminar Discussion Questions

Assigned Reading: Matthew Brower, “Trophy Shots: Early North American Photographs of Nonhuman Animals and the Display of Masculine Prowess.” Society and Animals 13, no. 1 (2005): 13-31. Discussion Leaders: Shelby, Kerri, Rachel 1) In the reading it was said that … 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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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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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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Week #4 Seminar Discussion Questions

VISA 3P98 Seminar Discussion Questions September 25: Animals & Contemporary Art Seminar Leaders: Krista, Amy, Kara Assigned Reading: Ron Broglio, “‘Living Flesh’: Animal-Human Surfaces.” Journal of Visual Culture 7, no. 1 (April 2008): 103-21. Discussion Questions: 1. What do the … Continue reading

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Week #3 Seminar Discussion Questions

VISA 3P98 Seminar Discussion Questions September 18: Picturing Animals: A Brief History – Part II Seminar Leaders: Liz, Stacy and Sophie Assigned Reading: Diana Donald, “‘Beastly Sights’: The Treatment of Animals as a Moral Theme in Representations of London, C.1820-1850.” … Continue reading

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Week #2 Seminar Discussion Questions

VISA 3P98 Seminar Discussion Questions September 11: Picturing Animals: A Brief History – Part 1 Seminar Leaders: Erin & Jillian Assigned Reading: Sarah R. Cohen, “Chardin’s Fur: Painting, Materialism, and the Question of Animal Soul.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 38, no. 1 … Continue reading

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