1:00 class, part 1

Okay, here’s how this works:

Use comments to post everything here.  Don’t start new posts.

Refresh frequently to see peer’s comments & mine.

I’ll post some comments along the way to redirect discussion.

FIRST, comment on this post (part one)

1. Start a new comment. Type in what you think is your research question, in one or two sentences. Type in your book citation.  Then paste in your two lists of key terms–subject terms & concept terms.  All in one comment.

2. Read all your peers’ comments.  As you do, gather up your favorite concept terms (paste them into a word doc). Have questions ready about what those mean.  You’ll use those in part 2:

THEN, at about 1:25, I’ll do a New Post called 11:30 Part Two.  For that one:
3. Start a new comment with your favorite concept key terms from peers.  Pose questions &/or explain why you like those as concept terms.
4. In that same comment, offer a specific distinction between subject vs. concept keywords.  How do you know when which is which?  Can some be either?  We’re working towards a definition.
5. I’ll post a comment with a final question at about 1:40 to finish up.  Look for that & respond to it w/ new comments before we go.

21 thoughts on “1:00 class, part 1”

  1. Zachary Switzer

    My research question for the project will be: How did Irish and Irish descendants outside of Ireland perceive and portray The Troubles occurring in Ireland from 1968 to 1998, through images.

    Book: Eugene Delacroix: Prints, Politics, and Satire

    Subject Matter Terms List:
    • French Restoration satirical drawings from 1814-1822 by Delacroix.
    • Delacroix’s Liberal Bonapartist sympathies and distaste for royalty, aristocracy, and clergy.
    • Napoleon the fallen emperor as an outcast, a tragic hero, and secular man of sorrows.
    • Foreign invasion and occupation in France by British soldiers.
    • The unfair 1815 Treaty of Paris, negotiated by the faithless prime minister Talleyrand.
    • France being exploited by its victors, betrayed by its politicians and ravaged by its internal factional dissent.
    • Talleyrand’s betrayal of Napoleon through diplomatic machinations, which partly engineered his downfall.

    Concept/Analytical Terms List:
    • Abrupt shift in scale and viewpoint.
    • Comparison of similar themes used by an artist in different works.
    • Depiction of specific humans as animals to convey an opinion on them.
    • Insolent references to two mighty Bourbon institutions, the monarchy and the church.
    • The portly and gout ridden Louis XVII appears as a faceless and obese stuffed mannequin.
    • Ape-like caricatures of men were symbols for shameless political opportunism by disloyal imperial officials.
    • With monkeying agility and fawning…a simian look.
    • Visual evocation of the demise of imperial military glory.
    • Wordplay in the caption alludes to English invader’s appetite for culinary and territorial possessions.
    • The plight of France was allegorically represented as a medical consultation, in which different doctors (those who now have control over France) advise France to reform in different ways.
    • Talleyrand as a costumed ape, but still bearing an unmistakable resemblance to his true-to-life portraits.
    • The insistent repetitiveness of the call for bleeding hinted at the harsh terms of France’s 1815 treaty.

  2. Alice Lemee

    Research Question:
    How did advertisements throughout the 1900’s, in particular the 1920’s and 1960’s, shift through time as more scientific research came out claiming that the product was toxic? Did the advertisements refer to the negative claims any differently throughout specific era’s, as the evidence grew stronger?

    Book Citation: Thibodeau, Michael, and Jana Martin. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Branding, and Design in Cigarette Packaging. New York: Abbeville, 2000. Print.

    The what, who, where, when, how
    -cigarette advertising
    -the 1900’s
    -men smoking
    -T.V commercial cigarettes
    -women smoking
    -celebrities smoking
    -scientific research
    -magazine advertisements
    -marlboro cigarettes
    -camel cigarettes
    -spud cigarettes
    -puck magazine
    -phillip morrison

    -the scientific research done against cigarettes in the 1920’s
    -the scientific research done against cigarettes in the 1960’s
    -statistics of how many americans smoked in the 1900’s and throughout
    -how were celebrities and attractive women used in cigarette advertising?
    -what was the most popular form of cigarette advertising in the 1920’s? 1960’s?
    -are there statistics that show a decline of the amount of advertisements in magazines throughout the 1900’s? T.V commercials? posters?
    -how cigarettes dealt with the fact that they were now considered “a guilty pleasure”
    -what is the significance of the cigarettes called “cancer” cigarettes- ‘a daring tobacco combination”? (1966) Is it a parody? An insult? A sort of rebellious act for the consumer or from the producer?
    -what is the significance of the “Go to Hell” cigarettes – ‘I like ’em and I’m going to smoke ’em’ (1987). Was the company serious? Did these cigarettes actually sell?

  3. Possible Research Question: Why did the introduction of the sport of cricket not really play out effectively in the United States and thus resulted in cricket becoming sidelined to baseball?

    Book Citation:
    Sentance, P. David. Cricket in America, 1710-2000. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. Print.

    List of Subject matter terms:
    -bat and ball
    -development of cricket
    -founding farmers and cricket
    -development of baseball
    -cricket in big cities
    -player development
    -immigrant involvement
    -existing involvement
    -religious backgrounds
    -cultural backgrounds
    -styles of playing
    -Cricket on the west coast
    -California cricket rush
    -Cricket in Philadelphia

    Concept Term/styles of analysis:
    -Direct comparisons
    -Past examples
    -Comparisons with development of cricket in other “big” countries
    -Similarities pointed out with baseball
    -Relating technique used to show similarity
    -Cricket in New York streets “was played similar to” the cricket in streets of India
    Charles Hurditch keeping similar to current day keepers—(Adam Gilchrist)?
    -Germantown cricket club was the winner—but it would loose to an English Team

  4. “Cancer” cigarette brand? Really? That’s incredible! And I think something you’ll see even in earlier ads–the companies know that people know they’re bad for them all along, and have to make decisions about how to address that.

  5. Research Question: How have Africa American portrayals changed from the 1800s to the present?

    Citation:Keim, Curtis A. Mistaking Africa Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2009. Print.

    Subject matters
    • Africans
    • African Americans
    • Media
    • Advertisements
    • Looking at international images and American images
    • Looking at images throughout history (1800-prsent)
    • Entertainment
    Concept / analytical terms
    • Stereotypes
    • Static or unchanging
    • Dark continent
    • Primitive
    • Western
    • Inaccuracy
    • Entertainment
    • Remote
    • tribal

  6. Ryan Meyer

    Research Question: How have Middle Eastern political cartoons developed over time? What affects have they had on the region and how have they faced censorship?

    Gocek, Fatma Muge, ed. Political Cartoons in the Middle East. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener, 1998. Print.

    Subject Matter Terms:
    -Middle East
    -Political Cartoons
    -Gulf war
    -Missiles/missile defense
    -Western media
    -Role of women
    -The old nag
    -Iranian Revolution

    Concept/analytical terms:
    -Visual vs. textual meaning
    -Woman as nation
    -National identity

  7. On the cricket question–do you think image-based portrayals had anything to do with it? Did the visual media sabotage cricket in some way? Did promoters counter with different images?

  8. Jack Skramstad

    “Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images”
    – subjects and concepts –

    Lubin, David M. Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images. Berkeley: U of California, 2003. Print.

    What made the JFK assassination so different from other tragic events in the media? How did the images and photos relating to the shooting influence years of controversy, government secrecy, and conspiracy theories follow? How did the images of the time shape culture and affect the public?

    John F Kennedy
    Jackie Kennedy
    Life Magazine
    JFK’s media image
    JFK’s assassination
    Art and pop culture during JFK’s presidency
    Cold War
    Lyndon Johnson sworn in on Air Force One
    Jack Ruby shooting Oswald
    Zapruder Film
    Newspapers and news photography

    Image history: Images of these subjects are not just history because they report on historical events, “they have a history, are part of a history, and further extend that history” (Lubin xii).
    Why these images are different: The book’s central thesis seems to be “that the Kennedy images derive their power in good measures from their ability to activate latent memories of other powerful images in the histories of art and popular culture” (Lubin xii).
    Impact: Focuses on the not just images, but the “impact of images on images.”
    Future art: The approach to filmmaking and news reporting in the 60’s shaped art that followed in the coming years.
    Culture vs History: The book explores a substantiated assertion “that participants and onlookers alike always and inevitably understand historical events, tragic or otherwise, through culture, high, low, and in-between” (Lubin 10).
    Public image: How JFK’s family and father crafted his public image and political appeal
    Tragedy: The somewhat Greek and cathartic tragedy of the Zapruder film, and its somewhat existentialist or nihilist elements
    Conspiracy: The book offers exploration of conspiracy theory as is fitting for the amount of controversy surrounding the assassination, but ultimately takes a denial stance, supporting the most popular explanation (Oswald).
    Art history comparison: Contrasts various pieces of art from the past with photos from the above subjects, such as “The Oath of the Horatii” by Jacques-Louis David compared to Air Force One photos of Johnson being sworn in.
    Public Shock: The book argues that it is important to note the unprecedented documentation of the Kennedy presidency and the cultural ramifications the assassination created because it was so well documented. For example, the public had dealt with assassinations in the past, but this time they saw photos of the blood stains on Jackie’s coat and the haunting Zapruder film which documented the shooting.

  9. Jillian Matlaga

    How have cartoons of women in the workforce changed over time? What are some events in history that made certain cartoons stand out/influence the way women were viewed?

    Book: Cartooning for Suffrage, Alice Sheppard

    Subject Matter:
    (who, what, where and when)
    – Women’s studies
    – Women’s suffrage movement
    – Women in the workforce
    – Nineteenth century
    – American origins
    – Women’s imagery
    – Heroic women
    – Suffrage
    – Art
    – Feminism
    – Women voting
    – Women in the home
    – Early stages of women working
    – Thomas Nast
    – Nina Evans Allender

    Concepts/Analytical Terms:
    – Metaphors
    – Persuasive
    – “Countering the antis”
    – Symbols
    – Women portraying women
    – Use of women as property
    – Use of women negatively
    – Justice
    – Portraying women as delicate/unable to work
    – Negative connotation
    – Women viewed as only helpful in the home
    – Stereotypes of women
    – “idealistic” cartoons about women in the future in an outside job

  10. Research Question – How did newspapers represent there point of views during wars by using images?

    Phototruth or photofiction? : ethics and media imagery in the digital age / Tom Wheeler.Wheeler, Tom, 1960-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2002. In English.
    ISBN 0805842616

    Subject Terms –
    Digital Age
    Future of Photography
    Journalistic Integrity
    Event photography

    Concept Terms –
    Representation of photo’s
    Digital Age
    Representation of Journalism
    Ethical Dillema’s
    Online journalism
    Keeping to roots (Traditions and Techniques
    Photo manipulation
    “New age”

  11. Research Question: “What do paintings of George Washington tell us about how he was perceived by Americans and who he was as a leader?”

    Book Citation: Baigell, Matthew. A History of American Painting. New York: Praeger, 1971. Print.

    Subject terms:
    • Washington’s facial expression
    • Washington’s sword
    • Washington’s uniform
    • Smaller man on the left
    • Soldiers fighting in the background
    • The darkness of the sky
    • The clouds
    • The horse on its back legs
    • The smoke and dust
    • The vibrancy of Washington’s uniform in contrast with the darkness of the rest of the painting

    Concept terms:
    • Before the battle of Trenton
    • After 1792
    • General George Washington
    • Self-identification as a nation
    • Landscapes
    • Reflecting the American experience of the landscape
    • The American way of observing it
    • Untamed, unknown quality

  12. Connor Pierce

    RQ: How did Claggett Wilson’s 1919 watercolor paintings regarding the Great War represent attitudes towards war after armistice? What new light did they shed on the realities of war, and how did this affect deromanticization of violence for the public?

    Library Book:
    Leymarie, Jean. “Watercolors: From Dürer to Balthus.” Geneva, Switzerland: Editions D’Art Albert Skira, 1984. Print.

    Subject matter:
    -bacchic dance executed in the open air
    -angular contours of the human body
    -painful contortions
    -erotic torments
    -nothing of the odalisque
    -nothing of Oriental exoticism
    -the essential vehicle of his religious faith and social crusade
    -existential violence
    -refinement and originality
    -prostitutes, judges, and clowns

    Concept key words:
    -romantic motif
    -conveys the luminous substance
    -recording the wry vulnerability of human beings beset by troubles or fears
    -these movements charged with sexual provocations
    -crystallized and released in arresting visionary images
    -handled colour

  13. Looks like _Shooting JFK_ might have answered your initial question–but can you use its concepts to ask a new question about different images?

  14. Concept Terms –
    Feeling of Doubt in the future
    Conveys the big change that comes with digital photgraphy
    Creating a New Set Of Rules
    Sense of Community as Photographers

  15. Okay, I’m about to post Part 2 as a New Post. Go there in a sec…..
    Meantime, if anyone else needs to add in their keyterm list, do it here so I’ll find it.

  16. Book citation: Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Nina M., and Eugène Delacroix. Eugène Delacroix: Prints, Politics, and Satire, 1814-1822. New Haven: Yale UP, 1991. Print

  17. Research Question: How the problems in urban life differentiated from the rural life through pictures during the Great Depression?

    Book Citation: Scott, Clive. Street Photography From Atget to Cartier-Bresson. I.B. Taurus & Co. Ltd. New York. 2007.

    Subject Matter Terms
    • Hippolyte-Auguste Collard
    • France
    • Andre Kertesz
    • Foreground
    • Robert Doisneau
    • Wols
    • Jacques-Henri Lartigue
    • Avenue du Bois de Boulogne
    • Early 20th century
    • Vagabonds
    • Late 19th century
    • Auguste Renoir
    • Edouard Manet
    • Nudes
    • Marcel Bovis
    • Gustave Caillebotte
    • Hotel de Ville
    • Pavement
    • The Seebergers
    • Germaine Krull
    • Marcel Bovis
    • Eugene Atget

    Concept/Analytical Terms
    • Temporality
    • Perishability
    • Isolation
    • Grouping
    • Exclusion
    • Eventfulness
    • Traversal
    • Juxtaposition
    • Instantaneousness
    • Visual disorientation
    • Understatement
    • Anamorphosis
    • Double-take
    • Piquant Incongruities/Graffiti

  18. Research Question:

    What were the trends, and who were the key influencers in 18th century European portraiture?

    Book: Schönberger, Arno, and Halldor Soehner. The Rococo Age; Art and Civilization of the 18th Century. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960. Print.

    Subject terms:
    18th century
    17th century
    Free Masons

    Analytical terms:
    Monumental work
    Consummated and routed
    Borrowed from
    Dogmatic severity
    Simplicity of the antique
    Utilization of the latest technical discoveries

  19. Matthew Cosgriff
    Research Question: How were the symbols and images prevalent in visual works of propaganda during the Second World War developed, and how did they impact their intended audiences, and how did they evolve as the war drew closer to its conclusion?

    Book Citation: Clampin, David. Advertising and Propaganda In World War II. London, I.B. Tauris& Co. Ltd, 2014.

    Subject Terms:
    -Government Propaganda
    -Nationalist Symbols
    -Private Companies
    -Private Advertising Campaign
    -Britain during the Blitz
    -Total War
    -World War II
    -Brand Awareness
    -Gender Identity
    -Racially Motivated Drawings

    Analytically/Conceptual Terms
    -How gender was used in the ads
    -Comparison between public and private ads
    -How Moral withstood the blitz
    -Propaganda and advertising’s role in keeping moral high
    -The resilient spirit of the British people
    -Scarcity vs Brand Loyalty
    -Woman’s role in the war and at home
    -Shifts in tactics as the field of the war moved
    -Advertising that plays into the fears and prejudices of the war

  20. My question is “how did the changing American opinion of thre American soldier affect the rise of the anti-hero in comic books?”
    Subject terms:
    Comic book
    Captain America
    World war 2
    Vietnam war
    Concept terms:
    Rise of the anti-hero
    American soldier archetype
    Patriotic heroes
    Comics as political statement

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