Rhetoric of the Image – Visual Rhetoric
250 | CCN: 78118
Instructor: Michael Mascuch
Date / Time: MW 4-530P, 156 DWINELLE
This graduate and undergraduate joint seminar surveys methods and theories of visual culture, including the rhetorics and discourses of images (still and moving), media (old and new), display, circulation, value, and interpretation. Topics explored will include: spectacle, reproduction, materiality, time, style, genre, archive, truth-value, and affectivity. Students will learn multi- and interdisciplinary uses of visual materials as objects of analysis, evidence, exchange, and argumentation. Co-taught with Winnie Wong, this course meets with Rhetoric 114 once per week.