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Animals and Visual Culture

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Virtual classroom community for Visual Culture, a Spring 2008 class at Emory University, taught by pitarchive.

The IDS Visual Culture course introduces students to the treatment of vision and visual media in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. It explores the cultural construction of vision, visual representation, and "visuality" in diverse societies, with particular attention to the ideological dimensions of photography and cinema. This section of the course will focus on the role of visual depictions of animals in aesthetic, activist, environmental and biological contexts. The course objective is to develop an understanding of the role of imagery in constituting contemporary and historical conceptions of animality (and conversely, humanity).

During the semester, only students in the course will be approved as members.