Documentary Art and Witness in the American South

Course Number: 
DOCST 390S.04 / 790S.02
Course Instructor: 
Tom Rankin
Classroom Building 103
Days and Times: 
M 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Traditions of documentary work seen through an interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis on twentieth-century practice. Introduces students to a range of documentary idioms and voices, including the work of photographers, filmmakers, oral historians, folklorists, musicologists, radio documentarians, and writers. Stresses aesthetic, scholarly, and ethical considerations involved in representing other people and cultures.