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Cordova, James M. Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • James M. Córdova’s research focuses on visual studies, cross-culture visual practices, identity formation, image/text relations, the agency of objects/images, and the production, consumption, and evaluation of visual culture in colonial Latin America.

keywords

  • Colonial Latin America, colonial visual culture, Precolumbian studies, Mesoamerican studies, Inquisition studies, ethnohistory, gender, visual studies, visual culture, colonial semiosis, decoloniality, postcolonial, New Spain, New Mexico, portraiture, religious painting, Mexican manuscripts,

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTH 3729 - Foundations in Latin American Art
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines Latin America's cultural pluralism and art production beginning in pre-Columbian times and following through to the present. Considers the various functions of art as well as the relationship between objects, artists, and the cultures from which they come. Provides students with a broad frame of reference for many historical periods and equips students to evaluate art objects and their cultural contexts.
  • ARTH 3929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies.
  • ARTH 4919 - Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • ARTH 4929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours when topic varies. Same as ARTH 5929.
  • ARTH 5929 - Special Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Same as ARTH 4929.
  • ARTH 6929 - Seminar: Theories of Art History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides a systematic critical overview of the development of art history as a discipline beginning with 18th century theories of aesthetics and ending with current interdisciplinary models of critical interpretation. Weekly readings, discussions, reports, and written papers constitute the format of this seminar in methodology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours within a term. Required for MA (art history) students.
  • ARTH 6939 - Graduate Seminar: Open Topics in Art History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Subjects and topics vary. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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