Rhetoric of the Image
137 | CCN: 77929
Instructor: Michael Mascuch
Date / Time: TuTh 11-1230P, 242 HEARST GYM (effective 01/28/16)
This course 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.