French Possessions: Art and Colonization from the 18th-20th Centuries

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
French Art & Colonization
Spring 2024
Taught By: Allan Doyle
Section: A

CRN: 15013

Credits: 3

This course examines French art and visual culture from the eighteenth century to the Universal Exposition of 1931 through the lens of colonialism. Its geographic span encompasses North Africa, the Middle East, Polynesia, the Caribbean, the Americas. Our guiding concern will be to consider how key works of French art were generated within a continuously evolving visual rhetoric charged by issues of racial, cultural, and gender difference. Our objects of study will vary from popular consumables, to luxury goods and high art. We will look for ways to complicate the colonizer-colonized binary by locating sites of contestation and circuits of exchange between France and its colonies. Close reading of texts will be combined with rigorous, historically sensitive analysis of artworks throughout the semester.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:00am EDT 6/14/2024