Fall 2009

Fall 2009

Student Based Creative Exchange
Instructors: Laurel Beckman & Jeffrey Marsch
Mondays 7:30-9:30pm
Arts 1340

SBCE is the initial offering of a course run by students for students with the purpose of facilitating regular conversation and collaboration between diverse interdisciplinary students working on creative projects. Students work on self-directed individual or group projects throughout the quarter with the goal of an end of the quarter an exhibition/screening at a Los Angeles venue. Potluck media and skill exchanges, screenings, projections, presentations, web resources. Open to all interested parties, SBCE is a unique opportunity to form a self-directed, active creative community with unlimited potential. Join us. Contact Jeff Marsch jeff.marsch@gmail.com

INT 185IV / THTR 42/142
I.V. LIVE Staff
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson
Friday 6-10 PM EMBAR Hall
Monday 3-3:50 PM SNDCR 2609
This course produces a weekly performance series in Isla Vista. Students get first-hand experience in the rigors of theatrical production, as they learn to execute all logistical, technical and promotional details. The course is affiliated with Isla Vista Arts (www.islavista-arts.org). Enrollment: A maximum of 16 units of Theater 42 and 142 combined may be accepted for credit in the major. For more information, contact eanderson@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

INT 185MD / 201MD
Mapping the Desert/Deserting the Map
Instructor: Dick Hebdige

This is an intensive, low-residency course including participation in a dry-immersion roving symposium scheduled for October 22-25, 2009 in Joshua Tree/29 Palms and the Coachella Valley. The symposium will include tours of the 29 Palms Marine Base, Joshua Tree National Park, and the lower desert dune and oasis systems. Using written texts, films, photographs, field trips and Google Earth, this class sets out to map the Desert along with the actual desert in which we reside while in the process mapping the limits of mapping (i.e. deserting the map).

“Mapping the Desert, Deserting the Map” forms part of a larger project entitled “Mapping the Californian Desert,” organized and jointly coordinated by UCIRA, UC Riverside’s Sweeney Gallery and the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center. “Mapping the Californian Desert” will include temporary installations, talks, performances, film screenings and desert excursions/”dry immersions” scheduled throughout the 2009-2010 academic year. The course is also designed to provide an academic/course-related link to one of UCIRA’s new areas of interest: “Social Ecologies: California-centric embedded arts research,” as well as UCHRI’s new California Studies Initiative. For more information, contact ZouZou Chapman.

WORD: Isla Vista Arts and Culture Magazine
Instructor: Ellen K. Anderson and D.J. Palladino
Friday 3-5 PM, TD-W 2600
The course publishes a free quarterly magazine that is designed, compiled, researched, written, edited, and distributed by students. We explore the burgeoning artistic endeavors in Isla Vista and highlight topical issues uncovered by student editors. Attendance at all production meetings is mandatory.
For more information, contact eanderson@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

INT 201TC / ARTH260D
Topics in European Art of the Twentieth Century
Instructor: Laurie Monahan
Tuesday 5:00-8:00 PM

This course focuses on major international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta. Our seminar will concentrate on particularly significant exhibitions across the 20th and 21st centuries. These exhibitions have often been the lightning rods for broader cultural issues. What might prompt a French audience to condemn the United States’ contribution to the 1964 Venice Biennale? What are the implications of newspapers headlining their response to that same biennale as “Everything is lost, Even a Sense of Shame”? More recently, exhibitions such as Documenta 11 have emphasized the global character of contemporary art, such that several exhibitions were held in major cities such as Lagos, Vienna, Berlin, New Delhi, and St. Lucia. Many of these exhibitions have established particular directions for culture — others have been the sites of political tensions. We will examine all of these issues. A final paper is required.

INT 594 AB
Ancient Borderlands
Instructor: Elizabeth Digeser, Christine Thomas
This course is affiliated with the Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group. The Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group unites UCSB faculty and graduate students with common research interests in the history of Mediterranean antiquity, broadly conceived. We are investigating the process by which groups define, create and maintain their identities over time. The creation of boundaries, among ethnic, political, or religious groups, is a dynamic activity that can be reflected, not only by changes in material culture, but also in the rhetorical strategies adopted by ancient authors and the political tactics pursued by those seeking power. As members of several departments, including Classics, History and Religious Studies, we are also interested in challenging the disciplinary boundaries between us, believing that we have much to learn from one another.

INT 594 IS
Identity Studies
Instructor: Cynthia Kaplan
This course is affiliated with the Identity Studies Research Focus Group. For more information, contact Professor Cynthia Kaplan of the Political Science department: kaplan@polsci.ucsb.edu.

INT 594 ST
IHC Pre-doctoral Fellowship Seminar
Instructor: Ann Bermingham
TBA, HSSB 6056
This one-unit seminar is open to recipients of the IHC pre-doctoral fellowship. Participants meet regularly throughout the year to present work in progress. For more information on the course, contact Ann Bermingham: bermingham@arthistory.ucsb.edu.