The Visual Culture of Elizabethan England
The seminar offered a cross-disciplinary description of the visual culture of early modern England. “Visual culture” can be defined as the modes of seeing and being seen that were practiced in a society, and the qualities of visibility in the material remains of that society. While the field of cultural studies has generally remained stubbornly text-centered, this course focused on developing a visually centered cultural analysis, while remaining alert to synthetic modes that involve the visualizing of texts and the textualizing of vision.
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