This seminar considers the pivotal figure of Edouard Manet. Combining a study of paintings from throughout his career, with close readings of primary sources, we will assess the key aspects of his style and subject matter. We will also consider art historical to his work and relationship to modernity. For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideals 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 452. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 552 and HART 452.