Writing Seminars: Thinking with Images: Photography as Rhetoric

Since its invention, photography has changed humans’ relationships to their environments in unprecedented and irreversible ways.  In this class, we will ask how both writing and photography offer new ways of imagining such fundamental concepts as space and time; nature and technology; race, class, and gender; violence and social change. We will learn how to “read” photographs—and their successors, from digital installation art to social media—for insights into our society’s changing understanding of itself. Lastly, by looking at writing through the “lens” of photography, we will explore the relationship between visual and verbal rhetoric in our contemporary world.


Students who wish to enroll in this seminar should participate in online preregistration, which opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and closes promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

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MW 11:35am-12:50pm