This class will explore the centrality of collage to the development of the 20th century art and film.
Beginning with the seminal achievements of Picasso and Braque, we will examine works across geographical and medium boundaries, including Dada photomontage, early avant-garde film, 1960s happenings, and the reformulation of collage aesthetics in 1980s postmodernism.
For each lecture, Graduate students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all the readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional two or three weeks to discuss the interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester.
Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 381