Classes Fall 2012
“SHH! The Social Construction of Silence” with Ron Cohen
A social psychology class. I’m focusing on the formation and perpetuation of the cultural boundary through silence between the American North and South regions.
“Vocal Chamber Ensemble” with Tom Bogdan
Basically a choral singing class. We’ve been doing sacred and secular pieces from lots of different time periods. My favorite part is that we’re singing compositions by Bennington professor (a one of my personal inspirations) Kitty Brazelton.
“Battle of the Bands: Blackface, Brass, and Civil War” with Kitty Brazelton
A music history class that focuses on the time period in American history from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s from the perspective of the band.
“Art History Tutorial” with Andy Spence
This class has only four students in it! It’s for advanced art history students who are working on independent long-term projects. Mine is about a sculpture called “The Sphere” by Fritz Koenig and the way in which the artwork changed into an artifact after September, 11th.
“Special Projects in History” with Eileen Scully
Another independent projects class, but this one is to prepare for my final Field Work Term. I’m going to be travelling through several states in the American South with fellow senior Jessieh Johnson-Cunningham. We’re planning to collect individual histories from as many people as we can and then create a performance piece in our last term using these stories.