Five College Consortium

SOUTH ASIAN VISUAL CULTURE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Religion
Course Number: 
280
Institution: 
Smith College
How does one make sense of what one sees in South Asia? What is the visual logic behind the production and consumption of images, advertising and film? This course considers the visual world of South Asia, focusing in particular on the religious dimensions of visuality. Topics include the divine gaze in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, the role of god-posters in religious ritual and political struggle, the printed image as contested site for visualizing the nation, and the social significance of clothing as well as commercial films.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30485-S19

Course Sections

SOUTH ASIAN VISUAL CULTURE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Andy Rotman arotman@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 SEELYE 311