Chris Couch (Section 01)
(Offered as ENGL 212 [Before 1800] and ARHA 212) This course will explore the major pictorial narrative traditions of Mesoamerica, focusing on manuscripts of the Aztec, Maya, and Mixtec peoples, as well as other media, including texts and images from murals, ceramics, monuments, and mirrors. These visual and narrative media continue to play important roles in the preservation of Indigenous identity, solidarity, and cultural identity within nation states; the course will examine public, popular, and fine arts reviving, repurposing, and supporting resistance using this imagery.
Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Couch.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to English majors and Five College Native American Studies certificate students.