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Fall 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1710 section 001

Call Number 05045
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
404 Barnard Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alice A Reagan
Course Description Artists constantly look to the past to find material to examine, criticize, take up as their own, and make new. We will spend time thinking deeply about five different groups of artists and the work they made in answer to a "classic." We will examine the source material as well as different permutations of the original. We will encounter playwrights, choreographers, filmmakers, visual artists, novelists and poets, and the critics who grappled with sometimes shocking new work woven from old threads. We will read the work of Euripides, Racine, Woolf, Shakespeare, and Auden, among other less well known writers. We will view performances and films by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, The Wooster Group, SITI Company, and Peter Greenaway. Along the way we will constantly ask how formal choices in art create meaning. We will work consistenly on our own viewing discipline, and hone our ability to articulate our thoughts about art in speech and writing. The final project will be an academic/creative hybrid; students will develop and pitch their own contemporary version of The Tempest.
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Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students as of 11:51PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1710
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143FYSB1710X001

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