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Fall 2012 course "Visions of Haiti" taught by Prof Laurent Dubois (Romance Studies and History) and Edouard Duval-Carrie (Haitian Artist and Mellon Visiting Professor)
Fall 2012 course "Visions of Haiti" taught by Prof Laurent Dubois (Romance Studies and History) and Edouard Duval-Carrie (Haitian Artist and Mellon Visiting Professor). Open to undergraduate and graduate students. FRN 690S-2; AAS 690S; ARTSVIS 690S; HISTORY 590S; LATAMER 690S; VMS 590S. Tuesdays 1:25 - 3:30 pm. Course description: In this class we'll work with renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie as we explore the visual representations of Haiti. We'll examine how the country has viewed both by outsiders and by Haitians themselves, examining to understand how visual culture has intersected with political, cultural, and religious life in Haiti. To better understand the art of Haiti – including paintings, photography, and film – we'll study the political and economic history, study the impact of both Vodou and Christianity on the country’s culture, and read poetry and fiction. Students will do independent research projects and have the opportunity to participate in the conceptualization an exhibit on the history of Haitian photography (being curated by Duval-Carrie at the Fort Lauderdale Museum). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is open both undergraduate and graduate students and will meet in the Haiti Laboratory at the Smith Warehouse.
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