Intersections of Art History and Disability Studies: Disability in Modern Art

Description: Lecture, four hours. Broad overview of presence of disability and its manifestations through modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries. Introduction of historical development and fundamental intellectual and ethical issues associated with representation of disability in arts and humanities. Investigation of complex relations between artistic and humanistic expression and this major facet of society and culture. Introduction of new methodology and language to build framework around how disability might fit into discourse of modern art as alternative way of knowing and how disability informs modern art by way of radical aesthetics of representation that challenges sociocultural norms. Consideration of how disability aesthetics informs photography, performance art, outsider art, and curatorial practices. P/NP or letter grading.

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