Courses on Spaces and Places: Rural and Urban

September 6, 2018

Yale will offer several Fall 2018 courses on the theme of Spaces and Places: Rural and Urban.

For undergraduate students, Michael Schlab’s “Architectures of Urbanism: Thinking, Seeing, Writing the City,” explores how architecture is conceived relative to notions of the urban – the ideas, forms, and fantasies constituting “the city.” In Kristen Hankins’ “Photographing the City: Urban Pictures, Urban Places,” undergraduate students engage with American urban places and analysis of their photographic representations throughout the 20th century.

On the graduate level, Jill Jarvis’ “Islands, Oceans, Deserts” offers a comparative focus on the poetics and politics of spaces, from Sri Lanka to the Sahara, shaped by colonization and forced migrations. In Tim Barringer’s “Global Landscape in an Age of Empire,” students use Yale resources on the global travels of European artists in the long nineteenth century to explore resistance encountered in contact zones and spaces beyond Europe.

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