NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Visual Culture and Cultural Studies: Communism and the Cold War

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2405
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: In the era of the permanent memorial, it is noticeable that Communism & the Cold War are being increasingly marginalized in accounts of present-day crises. This class offers a counterpoint by examining the legacies of these experiences in visual & cultural studies. It suggests a different history of the present than is usually told, with particular regard to visuality in film, art & performance. Each participant will undertake a research project using materials in the Tamiment Library (& elsewhere if needed) & will present the results in a mini-conference at the end of the semester.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2405