Fall 2019 - Arts & Letters colloquia

Fall 2019 HC 421H: Commonplace Reading, or, Book Love

Professor: Mai-Lin Cheng

4.00 credits

•  CRN 12778: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 202

In this course, we will explore the connections between reading and writing in the world of commonplace books from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, books in which readers created their own personal anthologies, with passages, images, and other artifacts important to them. Read more


Fall 2019 HC 421H: Virginia Woolf

Professor: Helen Southworth

4.00 credits

•  CRN 16599: Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ FR 217

This class is focused on the life and work of English writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).  Texts will include To the Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One's Own, Roger Fry: A Biography, Flush and The Waves.   We'll use our focus on Virginia Woolf to consider the range of approaches and research methodologies available when studying a single author and a single oeuvre.  Topics will include biography and book art. Read more


Fall 2019 HC 421H: Reading New Religions

Professor: Anne Kreps

4.00 credits

•  CRN 16649: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ FR 225

The Bible is the most widely read book in America.  On one hand, it is a collection of old texts, written for the inhabitants of the ancient Near East. On the other hand, it is the foundational book for religions both old and new. Read more


Fall 2019 HC 421H: Cinema Manifestos and Movements

Professor: Peter Alilunas

4.00 credits

•  CRN 16654: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:50 @ CHA 201

This course traces in detail the various manifestos from the global history of cinema, positioning them within historical, aesthetic, political, and theoretical contexts. This course takes a broad approach, with a wide net to collect the efforts to shape—and often contain—what cinema could and should become. Read more


Fall 2019 HC 421H: Touching Research: Adventures in the Archives

Professor: Judith Raiskin

4.00 Credits

• CRN 12777: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:50 @ LIB 201 Special Collections Classroom

Research should be an immersive experience involving body, mind and spirit. This course will involve hands-on research projects in the University of Oregon Archives and Special Collections.  Students will learn the methods of archival research, examining artifacts from three different collections: the Rajneesh Collection, the James Tiptree, Jr. Collection, and the Southern Oregon Country Lesbian Archival Project. Read more