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SPAN 334: Gender Dissidence (HC) Fall 2016

Spanish 334: Gender Dissidence in Hispanic Writing (Burshatin)

Online Exhibition

Spanish 334a (Fall 2016): Digital Exhibition Assignment:

Your class has the opportunity to curate an online exhibition that will complement a physical exhibit and video installation by the artists Cabello/Carceller.  Their exhibition, Un presente sin memoria: A/O Caso Céspedes, opens November 3, 2016.

Your contribution to the digital exhibition will include one visual resource related to themes of intersexuality or gender dissidence from the medieval to contemporary hispanophone world and a short analysis and description of that resource.  Your written composition will serve as gallery text to accompany your selected image(s).

Your course’s designated librarians, Sarah Horowitz and Jeremiah Mercurio, will be visiting your classroom on Friday, September 30, 2016.  They will demonstrate how to identify and get access to images suitable for this project.  They will also show you how to find secondary resources related to your topics.

To understand the conventions of writing gallery text, you might begin by reading the V&A Museum's guidelines, which target the V&A’s own collections, but which also contain much good general advice.  For an example of a similar project from another Haverford class, please see Don Quixote Throughout Time.

Your draft should be no more than 300 words and include one image (or a small set of related images) appropriate to the course themes.  These images should be licensed for re-use or otherwise in the public domain.  (You may also use scanned images from material in Haverford’s Quaker & Special Collections, but check with Sarah Horowitz before making a final decision about this material.)

Please send both the image(s) and text to Sarah Horowitz and Jeremiah Mercurio by October 21st at noon.

Exhibit Examples

Here are a few examples of student-curated exhibits which use the same software as the Quijote one. These might provide guidance on how to use images as part of your argument and you desired test-image ratio.