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  • Angie Kim

    MFA Exhibition: SAME

    Reception Thursday, Feb 6th, 6-9 pm

  • Amy Adler

    Feb 03| Lectures
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    Amy Adler graduated from Cooper Union and received an MFA in Visual Art from UCLA and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. She has had one person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Aspen Art Museum as well as galleries worldwide. 
     
  • same / mfa THESIS EXHIBITION 



    Angie Kim

    Exhibition, February 2 - 8, 2015 

    Reception, February 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm
 

    
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  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • Alex Israel

    Feb 10| Lectures
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    The work of Alex Israel is deeply entwined with his hometown of Los Angeles. The artist creates art that riffs on Hollywood culture and the cult of celebrity. His first major body of work consisted of rented studio props, transformed into readymades by their placement in the gallery—some blatantly obvious in their artificiality. He gave celebrities the same treatment in the video series “As It Lays”, video portraits based on campy TV talk shows.
  • Menno Cruijsen, Lava Design
    February 12, 12:30-1:30, Ahmanson 6th floor

    Lava was founded in 1990 by creative director Hans Wolbers (the Netherlands, 1965). The current team consists of 10 talented designers and three projectmanagers. The agency is focused on creative strategy, editorial design and dynamic identities.

    http://www.lava.nl

  • MAKING SENSE / Thesis Exhibition 



    Exhibition, February 16 - 21, 2015 

    Reception, February  19, 6:00 - 9:00pm
 

    
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Sophomore English

Sophomore English
ENGL 202*
 

Students may select from a wide range of LAS English courses listed below:

 

Writing in the Digital Age Honors
ENGL107

This course examines modern and contemporary literature in the Digital Age and is thematically linked to AHCS 120 Honors Introduction to Visual.
A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required to pass ENGL107H only.

 

Creative Writing Workshop
LIBS 214/314

An introduction to the experience and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Most of the course takes place in a workshop setting, including visits by guest writers. Students produce a portfolio of writing done in the course of the semester in revised and publishable form.
Required for Creative Writing minors.
 

Gender Benders
LIBS214/314

Literary works can defy expectations, crossing and redefining genre boundaries. Explore the strange, hybrid forms that fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction can take. Write your own cross-genre pieces that surprise and delight, and participate in a genre-bending live performance.
 

Introduction to the Short Story
LIBS214/314

Includes reading and discussion of selected short stories emphasizing analysis, interpretation, and
evaluation. Focuses on the short story as a genre and as a source of significant insight into the human condition.
 

Coming of Age Story
LIBS214/314

Tumble down a rabbit-hole to Wonderland, joy ride a stolen hears with Maude, follow Harry into the
forbidden Deathly Hallows. Discover how the journey to adulthood captured in literature and film can reflect your own search for identity.
 

Playwrights and Performances
LIBS214/314

Theater is not dead. Explore storytelling through plays and performances. Read and research dramatic texts, learn how dramatists use language, and consider why performance is necessary. Write, design, and perform your own works; prove that theater is alive.
 

Film as Literature
LIBS214/314

Analyze narrative conventions in works of literary fiction and in film with attention to the similarities
and differences between literacy and film art. They learn to appreciate the literature devices
and styles evident in individual works and the commentary made by these works on moral,
social and aesthetic issues. Includes discussion of adaptation issues.
 

Interpretation of Fairy Tales
LIBS214/314

Fairy tale characters are archetypal images that are present at the deepest level of our psyches.
They have endured because they portray a vivid psychological reality through which we can gain
an understanding of ourselves. Analyzes selected fairy tales from many points of view.
 

African American Narratives
LIBS214/314

Because there is no one monolithic “African American community,” studies a broad sampling
of various narratives dealing with African American experiences. Some of the themes
explored deal with questions of identity and community, assimilation and nationalism,
interracial relations, classroom and artistic freedom.
 

Digital Storytelling
LIBS214/314

Technology and the age-old craft of storytelling intersect. This hands-on course explores the
art and craft of storytelling in new formats like the web, videos and other nonlinear media.
Will conceive, design and develop a fully functional multimedia story and learn about
writing, plot character development, interactivity and much more along the way.
 

Literature and Madness
LIBS214/314

Read poems, fiction, and nonfiction to study how mental illness is depicted in Literature.
Through works such as The Bell Jar, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Catcher in the
Rye, explore various identities, the creative process, and the representation of mental illness
in society and literature.

Harry Potter: Literary Tradition and Popular Culture
LIBS214/314

Examines the Harry Potter phenomenon in terms of its folkloric origins, literary structure, and its effect on popular culture. Critically analyze the various themes and values expressed through Rowling’s books in an effort to understand how and why Harry Potter has made reading fun again.
 

Text and Image
LIBS214/314

Examine a range of image-text relationships from alphabet formation to the text- based work of
contemporary visual artists. Addresses image-text relationships in photographic books, graphic novels, and the convergence of image-text on the big screen and electronic media.
 

Reel Docs: Truth through Film
LIBS214/314

Presents nonfiction cinema about real individuals and critical issues that shape our lives and the world in which we live. Focusing on documentaries as agents of social change, the class encourages dialogue and exchange, examining the stories, the processes and the creative possibilities available through the art of nonfiction filmmaking.
 

Creative Nonfiction
LIBS214/314

Explores different techniques, styles, structures and strategies of writing creative nonfiction, through the use of readings, exercises and practice. Enhance their writing skills using the tools presented, as well as observation and reflection.
 

Time Travel Narratives
LIBS214/314

This online course taught in Summer offers an adventurous journey into the multiple timeline
theories found in literature, film, anime and television. Explore a variety of temporal narratives and the significance and implications of time travel theories.
 

Original Young Adult Novels
LIBS214/314

Before Harry Potter, before Twilight, before the term “young adult” even existed, there were novels
written about the adolescent experience. Through readings, discussions, presentations and papers,
explore machinations of the teenager as presented in literature.
 

Brave New World: Shakespeare in Film and Literature
LIBS214/314

An overview of the literary mastery of William Shakespeare. This course introduces the elements
of literature and explores how they can provide a structure for better understanding and analyzing
literary and visual texts.