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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Rhetoric and Media Studies

RHET 361 Visual Rhetoric: Memory and Memorials (1)

This project-based course explores the emerging and interdisciplinary investigation of visual culture and rhetoric. It begins with an overview of the relationship between words and images followed by case studies focused on memory and memorials. The course explores the visual rhetoric of witnessing by examining representation, war, the cultural trauma through the images of tragedy, photographs of war, and war memorials. The course will examine exhibitionary rhetoric through case studies of the role of memorials and reconciliation in Chile and controversial exhibitions in the U.S. Lab required.

Prerequisite: RHET 261 or ENGL 210

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Collins