Introduction to the course
  Aesthetics, Art -- Stones & Memory:
Memorials & Holocaust Memorials
Japanese Aesthetic/Zen Gardens
  • Intro Powerpoint
[All powerpoints will be available before each class 
on Blackboard under Course Documents]
WEEK 1
January 4
Classical Aesthetic Theory:
Plato -- The Republic 
Reading Assignment:
[click on the links to access the texts] Diagram of The Divided Line
Philosophy before Plato
January 6
WEEK 2
January 11
Classical Aesthetic Theory: 
Aristotle -- Poetics
Reading Assignment:
[click on the links to access the text] Interlude
The Japanese Aesthetic/Holocaust Memorials
Japanese Aesthetics powerpoint on blackboard
Reading Assignment The Politics of Memory: Buchenwald
Buchenwald powerpoint on blackboard
  • De Bary. Vocabulary of Japanese Aesthetics [handout]
  • Konz, Whose Shrine? Whose Memory? [handout] 
January  13 Modern Theories of Art
David Hume 
Reading Assignment: Hume powerpoint [on blackboard]
CATCHUP DAY

BEGIN: Modern Theories of Art:
Immanuel Kant
Reading Assignment

Kant powerpoint  [on blackboard]
Images from the discussion of the Sublime
WEEK 3
January 18
January 20
WEEK 4
January 25
 The Relation between Seeing and Knowing:
Reading Assignment: THEORY PAPER DUE 
by 11pm Wed., Jan. 26 by EMAIL [no dropbox please!]
January 27 The Japanese sense of beauty
Reading Assignment:
**No Class** WEEK 5
February 1
February 3
WEEK 6
February  8
Representation & and Art:
Reading Assignment:
February 10 MIDTERM
Midterm Guide
 IN CLASS FILM: Dream Window [required]

Reading Assignment: 
Japanese Aesthetics by Graham Parkes
Beyond Stone & Moss: The Japanese Garden in its Cultural Context

WEEK 7
February 15
    Reading Assignment:
    • Marc Peter Keane -- Currents"; Boundaries"; "Balance"; "The Art of Setting Stones"
    Keane's website

    From Zen to Holocaust
    IMAGES Stone/Metal: One ~~ Two

February 17
WEEK 8
February 22
Public Memorials & Politics:
Reading Assignment:
February 24 Representing the Holocaust:
Reading Assignment:
WEEK 9
March 1
Holocaust Memorials
Reading Assignment:
March 3
WEEK 10
March 8
Holocaust Memorials
Reading Assignment:
March 10 Closing Discussion: Stones & Memory

"FREE CHOICE"  PAPER DUE

** FINAL EXAM PERIOD ** Tuesday, March 15 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
**attendance is required**
**EVERYTHING IS DUE!**