Europe in Transit
EUROPE? A FORTRESS BUTTRESSED AGAINST OUTSIDERS?
A new, collaborative seminar with the Nasher Museum investigating the opposite view: that the migration of peoples, ideas, and goods has defined & enriched European cultures over centuries.
Organized around pairs of works from the literary and visual arts – with a historical focus.
Major authors in Romance traditions including Montaigne, Froissart, Montesquieu.
Key pieces in Nasher collections: drawing, statuary, portable objects [ceramics, leather, metal].
Critics-guides : art critic & writer, John Berger, A Seventh Man; Judith Butler, Dispossession.
Research driven, the seminar initiates students in the preparatory work leading to a small future exhibition at the Nasher.
Students can elect do all readings and written work in French.