109: Aesthetics and Rhetoric
Instructor(s) Felipe GutterriezSpring 2013
Instructor(s) Felipe Gutterriez
Consent of instructor. Attendance the first class meeting is required for admission to the course. Final admission decisions will be made after the first class meeting.
In this course we are concerned with discourses that address the relationship between the structures, processes, and affects of experience (its “qualities”) and experience’s meanings (its “contents”). In addressing this concern we will explore some of the discourses by which aesthetic qualities are understood, expressed and valued. While we will examine the question of aesthetic quality in works of art, we will ultimately be concerned with the presence of aesthetic qualities in all aspects of our lives.
Dewey, John. Art as Experience
Additional Readings available either online or in course reader