Week 9 – Visual Culture

March 16
Read:

  • Edward Said. “Introduction” in Orientalism [DOWNLOAD]
  • W.E.B Dubois. “Chapter I. Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folks [LINK]
  • Jeffery Fleishman, “’Through a Lens Darkly’ tackles a photographic divide in America.” LA Times [LINK]

EVENT on March 16: 4:30-7:30pm in the JC Cinema: Visiting Filmmakers Series screening and discussion of Through a Lens Darkly with Dr. Deborah Willis (a producer of the film) and Thomas Allen Harris (its director). http://fams.gmu.edu/events/4879

March 18
Read:

  • Allan Sekula. “On the Invention of Photographic Meaning.”
  • Maria Popova. “Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web” [LINK]
  • Becca Stanek, “9 Photos of White People Rioting That Put Ferguson into Perspective.” [LINK]