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Mid-Term Paper

For the mid-term paper, which is worth 20% of your final grade, you must choose two images and analyze them. Your analysis must be in either a .pdf or .doc format, must contain reproductions of the images you have chosen and must be between one and two pages in length. No document more than two pages in length (including the reproduction of the discussed imagery) will be accepted.

FIRST IMAGE- you must choose any advertisement you wish and explain through analysis how it explores or defines GENDER.

SECOND IMAGE-you must choose any image from my Power Point presentation Looking_1 (downloadable on this page) and analyze its historical context.

In your paper, try and refer to your method of analysis (Panowfsky, Fry, Barthes, Szarkowsky) as well as the cultural and historical symbols represented in the images.

The paper is DUE on MAY 2nd and must be mailed to the following addresses (BOTH) : AND



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Looking at photographs

Here are the Power Point presentations I use in class. Use these images only as reference images. Do NOT publish them on any web site or blog. Use these files in order to practice looking and analyzing imagery on your own. The final oral exam is based on your capabilities in analyzing images like these.

Looking_1 – DOCU_MEM – Weston – Man-Ray – ATGET – PARR – Windows & Desire – FASHION







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Hello to all. Here’s the course content for our Critique of Contemporary Culture class 30106 at Università Bocconi. Download the PDF file here:COURSE SYLLABUS_10

Buy the four obligatory books NOW! Don’t wait until the end of the year. They are available at the Bocconi Egea Bookstore or on There is NO excuse for you not having the books. If you can’t find something immediately at the Egea Bookstore on campus, order from Amazon. It takes a maximum of two weeks to receive the books if they are in stock. See you soon!

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