Art and Culture Studies

Library Course Assessment for
Art and Culture Studies Courses

May 14 , 2004
revised July 28, 2004

FPA 310 | FPA 312 | FPA 314 | FPA 414 | FPA 416| Total Costs

Introduction

This is the Library’s assessment of the new courses proposed in the Art and Culture Studies program in the School for Contemporary Arts. In each case, the Library’s collection was assessed using Library of Congress Subject Headings, and subject headings used by our major book wholesaler. Where works appear on course reading lists that are not held at SFU, copies will need to be purchased and costs have been provided.

FPA 310 Interdisciplinary Methods

This course will be first offered in Spring 2006 and annually thereafter with an expected enrolment of 15-22 students. It will be a required course for the major, minor and joint majors in Art and Culture Studies.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below.

Art and anthropology 18
Art and literature 92
Arts, modern – 20 th century 196
Cognition and culture 95
Culture – Study and teaching 46
Intertextuality 95
Performance art 68
Performing arts 35
Phenomenology 329
Popular culture 265
Popular Culture – Psychological aspects 7
Psychoanalysis and culture 35
Psychoanalysis and literature 342
Psychoanalysis and motion pictures 13
Social history 184
Visual communication 85

Although the majority of books on the course reading list are already held in the SFU Library, the following titles are not available in the Bennett Library and copies will need to be acquired.

The everyday life reader / edited by Ben Highmore. Routledge. 0415230241. 2002. $145

The visual culture reader / edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff. Routledge. 0415252210. 2 nd ed. 2002. $158

The Black public sphere / ed. by The Black Public Sphere Collective. U of Chicago Press. 0226071901. 1995. $46

Suspensions of perception: attention, spectacle, and modern culture / Jonathan Crary. (October books) M I T Press. 0262032651. 1999. $73

Time out of time: Essays on the festival. Univ. of New Mexico Press. 082630933X. 1987. OUT OF PRINT. est. cost: $29

Gerritzon Miekke Everyone is a Designer Manifest for the Design Economy Miekke Gerritzon Gingko Press. 9072007697. 2001. $22

Intelligence reframed : multiple intelligences for the 21st century / Howard Gardner. HarperCollings. 0465026117. 1999. $32

The essential Husserl : basic writings in transcendental phenomenology / edited by Donn Welton. Indiana U Press. 0253212731. 1999. $46

Soul : Black power, politics, and pleasure / edited by Monique Guillory and Richard C. Green. New York U Press. 0814730841. 1998. $60

In the break : the aesthetics of the Black radical tradition / Fred Moten. U of Minnesota Press. 0816640998. 2003. $79

Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance / Joseph Roach. Columbia Univ Press. 23110460X. 1996. $73

Monographs total: $763

Films
The following film listed on the course outline is not in the SFU Library collection. A copy should be acquired.

Hostage: the Bachar Tapes, by Walid Ra'ad.  Available from Video Data Bank. $266

Film total: $266

Serials
The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

ArtUS
Cinema journal
Comparative literature studies
Continuum: journal of media and c ultural s tudies
Configurations
Cultural critique
Cultural studies
European journal of cultural studies
International journal of cultural studies
JNT: journal of narrative theory
Journal of social history
Journal of visual culture
Leonardo
PAJ: a journal of performance and art
Public culture
Social text
TDR: the drama review

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic tools
Art Index, Humanities and Social Sciences Index, MLA Bibliography, Project Muse search, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

FPA 312 Intermediate Seminar in Art and Culture

This course will be first offered in 2005/06 and annually thereafter with an expected enrolment of 15-22 students. It will be on a list of required courses from which students will choose to fulfill required credits.

The course will investigate selected thematic topic in art and culture studies. Examples on the course proposal forms include postcolonial theory and the arts, perception and embodiment, art activism and resistance, or urban art and culture. The specific course outline provided was for the theme “Postcolonial theories: postcolonial arts.” This assessment therefore focuses on that theme, but if another theme is offered, the instructor is encouraged to contact the library with a detailed course outline and reading list to ensure we have adequate holdings.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below. We are actively collecting in these areas.

African American arts 35
African Americans in motion pictures 44
African Americans – Intellectual life 64
Arts and society 66
Colonies in literature 155
Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism 48
Culture conflict in literature 22
Decolonization in literature 89
Developing countries – In literature 17
English literature -- Developing countries -- History and criticism 6
Imperialism in literature 190
Mass media – Social aspects 198
Politics and culture 53
Politics and literature 116

Although the majority of books on the course reading list are already held in the SFU Library, the following titles are not available in the Bennett Library and copies will need to be acquired.

Democracy unrealized. Gerd Hatje Verlag/Art Books International 3775790829. 2002. $46

Collecting visible evidence / Jane M. Gaines and Michael Renov, editors. Univ of Minnesota Press/ Univ. of Chicago Press. 0816631352. 1999. $73

Secrets, gossip, and gods : the transformation of Brazilian Candomble / Paul Christopher Johnson. Oxford U Pr, N Y. 0195150589. 2002. $26

The Lands within me: expressions by Canaidan artists of Arab origin. Aida Kaouk et al.   Canadian Museum of Civilization. 0-660-19088-5 $ 45

Rereading cultural anthropology / ed. by George E.Marcus. Duke U Press. 0822312794. 1992. $79

Monographs total: $269

Films
The following films listed on the course outline are not in the SFU Library collection. Copies should be acquired.

Movements East-West by Ming-Yuen S. Ma, U.S., 2003. [will use instructor's copy with PPR]

The Good woman of Bangkok by Dennis O'Rourke.  Australia, 2001 Direct Cinema Ltd – Educational. $466 [since this title also appears on the course proposal from another department, half the cost will be assessed for each department] cost to CSA: $233

Bontoc Eulogy by Marlon Fuentes, US, 1995, Cinema Guild. [will use instructor's copy with PPR]

Touki-Bouki: the journey of the hyena by Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegal, 1972. Kino. $24

Avamuktalik, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Canada, 1995. $260
Episode 8 of the 13 part, 5 video series, Nunavut (Our Land).

Red chewing gum, by Akram Zaatari, 2000. Arab Film Distribution. [will use instructor's copy with PPR]

Film total: $517

Serials
The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

African American Review
Art in America
Critical inquiry
Critical quarterly
Criticism: a quarterly for literature and the arts
Diacritics
Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies
Journal of commonwealth and postcolonial studies
Journal of commonwealth literature
Parachute
Postcolonial studies
Social text
Third text

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic tools
Art Index, Humanities and Social Sciences Index, MLA Bibliography, and Art Bibliographies Modern, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

FPA 314 Readings in the History of Art and Culture

This course will be first offered in 2005/06 and annually thereafter with an expected enrolment of 15-22 students. It will be on a list of required courses from which students will choose to fulfill required credits.

The course investigates a selected topic in art and culture, and this topic could change with subsequent offerings. The specific course outline provided was for the topic of Photography. This assessment therefore focuses on that topic, but if another topic is offered, the instructor is encouraged to contact the library with a detailed course outline and reading list to ensure we have adequate holdings.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below. We are actively collecting in these areas.

Art and photography 14
Documentary photography 30
Photograph collections 83
Photography, Artistic 436
Photography, Exhibitions 17
Photography – History 37
Photography – Philosophy 23
Photography – Social aspects 11

Although the majority of books on the course reading list are already held in the SFU Library, the following title is not available in the Bennett Library and a copy will need to be acquired.

The photography reader / edited by Liz Wells. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Inc. 0415246601. 2003. $106

Monographs total: $106

Serials
The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

Afterimage
Aperture
Art in America
Art monthly
Art history
Art news
Artforum international
Assemblage
Blind spot photography
Canadian camera
Graphis photo
October
Wide angle

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools
Art Index, Humanities and Social Sciences Index, and Art Bibliographies Modern, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

FPA 414 Advanced Topic in the History of Art and Culture

This course will be first offered in 2006-01 and alternate years thereafter with an expected enrolment of 15-22 students. It will be on a list of required courses from which students will choose to fulfill required credits.

The course investigates a selected topic in the history art and culture, and this topic could change with subsequent offerings. The specific course outline provided was for the topic “Embodiment and the Senses.” This assessment therefore focuses on that topic, but if another topic is offered, the instructor is encouraged to contact the library with a detailed course outline and reading list to ensure we have adequate holdings.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below. We are actively collecting in these areas.

Body, Human (Philosophy) 47
Body, Human – Social aspects 119
Body, Human – Symbolic aspects 27
Gaze 16
Image (Philosophy) 9
Perception (Philosophy) 43
Performance art 68
Phenomenology 329
Sense (Philosophy) 5
Senses and sensation 175
Synesthesia 5
Vision 116
Visual perception 314

All the titles on the course reading list are held in the SFU Library. The Library has adequate monographs to support this course.

Films
The following films not in the SFU Library should be purchased for the collection

In the present, by Phyllis Baldino, 1996. Electronic Arts Intermix. $266

mi-missing-GR-brain, 2002 Electronic Arts Intermix. $266

Color without color, 1999 Electronic Arts Intermix. $266
 
Sniff, by Ming-Yuen S. Ma, 1995. Video Out. $300

Haptic nerve by Dave Ryan, 2000. est cost $200

The Scent of Green papaya, by Tran Anh Hung, 1994. Covered by AudioCine license. $36

Film total: $1334

Serials
The subjects covered in this course are well represented in a variety of journals held at SFU in Arts, Philosophy, and Psychology. The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools
Art Index, Humanities and Social Sciences Index, Philosopher’s Index, and Art Bibliographies Modern, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

FPA 416 Practices in Art and Culture

This course will be first offered in 2006-01 and alternate years thereafter with an expected enrolment of 15-22 students. It will be on a list of required courses from which students will choose to fulfill required credits.

The course will focus on the history, theory and practices of, for example, curating, writing, or audio-visual perception. The specific course outline provided was for the topic “Curatorial Practicses.” This assessment therefore focuses on that topic, but if another topic is offered, the instructor is encouraged to contact the library with a detailed course outline and reading list to ensure we have adequate holdings.

Monographs
The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and our holdings are listed below.

Art museum curators 3
Art museums 15
Art, exhibition techniques 10
Artists and museums 3
Museum techniques 38
Museums 15
Museums – Educational aspects 20
Museums – Management 4

As illustrated by the small number of holdings on these subjects, we are not actively collecting in this area. In order to ensure that important new books on this topic are added to the SFU collection as they are published, the Blackwell’s subject heading “Museum Studies” should be added to the Contemporary Arts profile. The liaison librarian can select appropriate titles for order from this book wholesaler. A search of the Blackwell’s database indicates this will yield an average of 10 books per year at an average cost of $75.

Ongoing cost: 5 x $75 = $375

In addition, a core collection of books should be purchased on this topic, including imprints from the past few years.

One-time cost: 15 x $75 = $1125

The following titles from the course reading list are not available in the Bennett Library and copies will need to be acquired.

The rhetoric of the frame : essays on the boundaries of the artwork / edited by Paul Duro. Cambridge Univ. Press 0521461480. 1996. $113

Rewriting conceputal art / edited by Michael Newman and Jon Bird. (Critical views) Reaktion Books, 1861890524. 1999. $33

Difference: on representation and sexuality. New York. Museum of Contemporary Art. 1984. $50

Unpacking Europe : towards a critical reading / edited by Salah Hassan and Iftikhar Dadi. N A I Pubs, NE/Dist Art Pub Consortium. 9056622331. 2001. $46

Short Century : independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994/Ed. Okwui Enwezor Prestel Publ. 3791325027. $101

Monographs total: one-time $343 + $1125 = $1468
Ongoing: $375

Films
The following films listed on the course outline are not in the SFU Library collection. Copies should be acquired.

Louvre: a museum in time, 1993. Musee Louvre/Les Films d'Ici/ Canal +, dir.Stan Neumann.  Home Vision. No source available.

Art in an age of mass culture, 1991.  Michael Blackwood Productions Inc. $330

Film total: $330

Images
The Library has a license for the AMICO Library that includes high-resolution images that will be of use for the curating project assignment in this class. These images are licensed for educational use, including classroom use, and will be a useful resource for students in this course.

Serials
The Library provides access to the following journals that will provide useful material for this course, either through current subscriptions or inclusion in licensed online databases.

Afterimage
American art
Artforum
Art in America
Art journal
ARTnews
C: international contemporary art
Journal of material culture
Museums journal
Leonardo
October
Sight and sound
Visual resources: VR
Wide angle

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools
Art Index, and Art Bibliographies Modern, provided by current Library licenses, will be the primary tools useful for locating resources for this course.

Total costs

One-time: $5,054
Ongoing: $375

Note:  The materials required for this course are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the course will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the course were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Center, or as an off-campus course, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03