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ENG671 Pictures that Speak

Lead Faculty: Dr. Christine Photinos

Course Description

An advanced study into the relationship between text and image (17th-century emblem books, contemporary comix, graphic novels, etc.), gesture and image (stage drama, silent film, etc.), and sound and image ('talking' pictures, television, the Internet), this course focuses on the ways in which various media through history have expressed the relationship of spoken discourse and visual representation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interrogate relationships among a variety of media forms within a broad history of text and visual representations.
  • Analyze the impact of media on represented content in a way that is informed by relevant media-studies approaches.
  • Analyze texts across multiple periods and forms.
  • Produce a cogent and sustained analysis of a specific text or set of texts.