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    The Complex Transformation of Home

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    The Art History Canon and the Art History Survey Course: Subverting the Western Narrative.

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    Art History enrollments at the college level are declining as students flock to STEM majors and perceive Art History as dated and of little use in today’s modern, scientific world. Yet Art History classes can teach valuable skills. When taught in a broad context, the objects art history studies engage critical thinking and can generate new forms of knowledge. However, the pedagogical structure and content of introductory art history survey course does not always offer students the creative leeway to make these connections. Instructors at the college level often retreat to the methods and content that have been a part of the discipline since its inception in the late 19thcentury; the professor as expert authority on the western canon of objects and the grand narrative of progressive development that accompanies them. As university students are becoming more ethnically and socially diverse, the objects covered in the survey continue to speak to a white, European audience that is no longer the only audience listening. While art history remains useful, its canon of objects has become problematic, and reinforces the othering of the non- western world. This essay will first examine how the modern canon and art history’s pedagogical practices came to be by examining the history of the discipline, and the theories, methods and texts that developed alongside academic art history. It will then take a brief look at how modern philosophy, primarily the conceptual ideas of Deleuze and Guattari, can provide a new framework for examining how the teaching of art history can be globalized and taught in a more meaningful way


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    Is J 133658.3-295105 a Radio Source at z >= 1.0 or at the Distance of M 83?

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    We present Gemini optical imaging and spectroscopy of the radio source J 133658.3-295105. This source has been suggested to be the core of an FR II radio source with two detected lobes. J 133658.3-295105 and its lobes are aligned with the optical nucleus of M 83 and with three other radio sources at the M 83 bulge outer region. These radio sources are neither supernova remnants nor H II regions. This curious configuration prompted us to try to determine the distance to J 133658.3-295105. We detected H_alpha emission redshifted by ~ 130 km s^-1 with respect to an M 83 H II region 2.5" east-southeast of the radio source. We do not detect other redshifted emission lines of an optical counterpart down to m_i = 22.2 +/- 0.8. Two different scenarios are proposed: the radio source is at z >= 2.5, a much larger distance than the previously proposed lower limit z >= 1.0, or the object was ejected by a gravitational recoil event from the M 83 nucleus. This nucleus is undergoing a strong dynamical evolution, judging from previous three-dimensional spectroscopy.Comment: 6 pages, 4 figure
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