ENGL 347 - Visual Rhetoric Schedule - Fall 2017
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Week 1
What is Visual Rhetoric
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Tues5-Sep
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Thurs7-SepNewbold"What is Visual Rhetoric"
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Foss“Theory of Visual Rhetoric”
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Week 2
Introduction & Semiotics
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Tues12-SepMcCloudChapter 1: Setting the Record Straight
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Hill“The Psychology of Rhetorical Images”
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Thurs14-SepBarthes“Myth today”
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McCloudChapter 2: The Vocabulary of Comics
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Creative Challenge #1
Find an image to practice abstraction with. Using the brush tool, trace an abstraction of the image on a separate layer. Make the first abstraction relatively detailed. Then create a new layer and trace an even more abstract version of the image. Place the images side by side (from left to right, original to most abstract) and save as a new image. Analyze the effect. What does your abstraction do/represent that is different from/in addition to the original image?
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Week 3
Media, Reproduction, and Representation
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Tues19-SepBenjamin“The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction”
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McLuhan"Medium is the Message"
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Thurs21-SepMitchell“There are no visual media”
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Genette“Introduction to the Paratext”
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recommended: "The Paratext's The Thing" - http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Paratexts-the-Thing/143761
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Creative Challenge #2
Find (at least) two disparate images, things that one wouldn't normally pair together. Use one of the selection tools to move at least one object from one image into another. Post both the altered image and the originals to your blog (providing image credits for the originals). Write an analysis of the effects of your juxtaposition/shift of context. What were you trying to do by inserting this object/person into this image?
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Week 4
Ideology & Reality
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Tues26-SepAlthusser“Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation)”
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Burgin“Art, common sense and photography”
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Thurs28-SepBaudrillard“Simulacra and Simulations”
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Sontag“The image-world"
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Creative Challenge #3
Use layers, the selection tools, and the gradient (opacity) tool to create an image with multiple visible layers/elements. Analyze the effects of your design choices. What do the new layers do to the overall meaning of the image?
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Week 5
Vision, Space and Power
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Tues3-OctFoucault“Panopticism”
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Friedberg“The mobilized and virtual gaze in modernity: flâneur/flâneuse”
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Thurs5-OctVale“Capitol and Capital”
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Creative Challenge #4
Use the selection tools and the spot healing and/or patch tools to remove items or people from an image. Cover your tracks as smoothly as possible. The goal here is to create a juxtaposition/contrast between the original and your new image. Analyze the juxtapositon.
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Week 6
Looking and the Gaze
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Sun8-OctRESPONSE PAPER #2 DUE
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Tues10-OctFenichel“The scoptophilic instinct and identification”
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Mulvey“Visual pleasure and the narrative cinema”
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in-classwatch Dream Worlds
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Thurs12-OctHaraway“The persistence of vision”
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BergerWays of Seeing
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Mavor“Reduplicative desires”
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Creative Challenge #5
Using the filters in Photoshop, create three disparate versions of the same image. Consider combining filters, and/or adjusting the tones of the image (saturation/vibrance). The goal is to create three new images with distinct tones (that you can articulate). Analyze the effects of each filter/combination of effects. What tone does each filter create and why?
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Week 7
Style and Stereotype
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Tues17-OctBrummetRhetoric of Style
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HebdigeSubculture: The Meaning of Style
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Thurs19-OctHalberstam“Queer faces: photography and subcultural lives”
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Creative Challenge #6
Use one of the selection tools to re-style a celebrity headshot (providing them with an alternate look while still being reasonably respectful). Cosider the implications of the stylistic choices - (how) would you make the celebrity a subcultural icon? What does changing a celebrity's style do for our reading of them as a figure or do for our reading of the style itself?
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Week 8
Race and Representation
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Sun22-OctRESPONSE PAPER #3 DUE
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Tues24-Octhooks“Black looks”
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Dyer“White”
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Thurs26-Oct
Negron-Muntaner
"Jennifer's Butt"
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Rooks"Wearing Your Race Wrong: Hair, Drama, and a Politics of Representation for African American Women at Play on a Battlefield"
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Creative Challenge #7
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Week 9
Image and Design
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Tues31-OctLanhamEconomics of Attention
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McCloudChapter 3: Blood in the Gutter
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Thurs2-NovBernhardt“Seeing the Text”
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McCloudChapter 4: Time Frames
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Creative Challenge #8
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Week 10
Design and Project Planning
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Sun5-NovRESPONSE PAPER #4 DUE
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Tues7-NovMcCloudChapter 5: Living in Line
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McCloudChapter 6: Show and Tell
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Thurs9-NovMcCloudChapter 8: A Word About Color
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McCloudChapter 9: Putting it all Together
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Creative Challenge #9
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Week 11
Text and Design
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Tues14-NovWilliamsThe Non-Designers Design Book
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Thurs16-NovButterickButterick's Practical Typography
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Week 12
Thanksgiving week
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Tues21-Novproject proposals due
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Thurs23-Novno class
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Week 13
Project workshopping
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Tues28-Nov
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Thurs30-Nov
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Week 14
Project workshopping and presentations
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Tues5-Dec
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