June 15th, 2001

grandma ryan

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The new Art Histoy Courses were just mailed to me by Diebold, and I found another class I really want to take, but I may have to take an overload again if Photography is offered in the fall. It shouldn't be a problem though since 3 of the classes would be creative classes, and academic boards are silly and agree when I tell them those are easy ;)...I may just take my poetry class for half credit if they don't let me anyhow.

Art 340: History and Theory of the Avant-Garde
Full course for one semester. This course examines the history, ideology, and practice of artistic avant-gardism from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. To be explored are the aesthetic practices characteristic of avant-gardism, the group dynamics of avant-garde movements, and their relationship to the institutions of art, to social elites, and to radical politics. Issues addressed include the problem of the autonomy of the art object, the relationship of the avant-garde to mass culture, the modernist presumption of originality, and the role of avant-gardism in postmodernity. Prerequisite: Art 201 or consent of instructor. Lecture-conference

Art 3xx: History and Theory of Photography:
Full course for one semester. History of photography as an idea as well as practice from the late eighteenth century to the present. Initial focus on the problem of photography's origins, ontology, and relation to theories of truth and knowledge will allow us to identify and outline photography's multiple histories. The course will then trace the politics of photographic representation through method and medium from the camera obscura, daguerreotype, calotype, clichŽ-verre, collodian, stereoscope, gelatin plate, to color and digital. Close consideration of photographic practice in relation to the rhetoric of art and science as well as to the history of cinema and the development of mass culture. Prerequisite: Art 201 or consent of instructor. Lecture-conference
grandma ryan

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That ingrate!
He never cleans or cooks for himself and then he complains about the way I live!?!?!?!?!?
I mean seriously...he's always complaining about the temperature in here, wants me to buy and prepare hs food and then expects me to clean his room and flush the toilet for him! What else could I do except wipe his duct!
Seriously...ingrateful roomates are bad news.
grandma ryan

: )

I never cared much for moonlit skies
I never wink back at fireflies
But now that the stars are in you eyes
I'm beginning to see the light

I never went in for afterglow
Or candlelight on the mistletoe
But now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadow boxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
that's a four-alarm fire now

I never made love by lantern shine
I never saw rainbows in my wine
But now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light
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