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Sweetman, Alex John Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Primary research is in the area of print media, both photo chemical and photo mechanical reproduction in relation to the photographic image as it has appeared in print and now on screens and in projection. Emphasis is on the rise of visual culture and the development of intermedia art practices viewed from broadly interdisciplinary perspectives. Specialization is in the areas of the visual book as a container and vehicle for the transfer of visual information of all kinds, especially art production. I am currently preparing a study and exhibition on the history of the photography book (including photographically illustrated artists' books and zines) in the United States, 1854 to the present.

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  • history and theory of visual media, print media, visual books, especially photo chemical and photo mechanical illustrated books from the 19th and 20th centuries

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTS 3937 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Gives upper-division students the opportunity to work in public or private organizations on assignments relating to their career goals, and allows them to explore the relationship between theory and practice in their major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4097 - Special Topics-Non-Studio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in the visual arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the fine arts department. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 5097.
  • ARTS 4717 - Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • ARTS 5097 - Special Topics-Non-Studio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces timely subjects in the visual arts that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Information concerning the topics offered in any given semester is available prior to preregistration from the fine arts department. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ARTS 4097.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.

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