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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Janice Leoshko

Associate Professor Ph.D., Ohio State University

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Biography

Courses taught:
Buddhist Art; Formation of Indian Art; Indian Art in Postcolonial Environment; Indian Art in the Age of Empires; Defining the Classical Age in Indian Art; Sacred Places in India; Searching for Sanchi; Gandharan Art; Taj Mahal/Diversity in Indian Art

Interests

South and Southeast Asian art history and Buddhist art

ANS 372 • Buddhist Art

31080 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm DFA 2.204
(also listed as R S 341 )
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This course will consider Buddhist art throughout the world, but the primary emphasis is upon South Asia. We will look at early traditions that emerged in India, including pilgrimage to sites associated with the Buddha's life such as Bodhgaya and Sarnath, and at particular issues that have emerged in the study of Buddhist art The class focus upon how Indian Buddhist art shaped the devotion of Buddhist practioners allows students to examine ways in which these artistic traditions were transformed as the religion spread to other parts of Asia. Sites outside of India that may be discussed include Borobudur in Indonesia, Dunhuang in China, Sokkuram in Korea, Kyoto in Japan and Lhasa in Tibet.

 

The textbook for the class is available for purchase at UT COOP: Denise Leidy, The Art of Buddhism, An Introduction to Its History and Meaning, 2008 (A copy will also be on reserve in the Fine Arts Library.) In addition, there are alsoarticles that students are expected to read which will be available on Blackboard.

Grades are based on the following (each worth 25%Exam IExam IIParticipation (including class debate)Short paper; analysis/discussion of article (list provided later)

ANS 372 • Tibetan Art

31883 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm DFA 2.204
(also listed as R S 341 )
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This course will consider Tibetan art and the ways in which it has been studied andexhibited. We will look at practices that first emerged in India in order to understand the ways in which they were further developed in the Himalayan world. We will look at subject and style in Tibetan art and consider how they are significant for shaping Tibetan culture and society. We will also focus on specific monastic sites to consider what is significant about their form and organization. And of course we will consider the function and meaning of Tibetan art and architecture when they were created and now.

 

Grading:

3 exams worth 20% eachpresentations & writing assignments: 30%participation 10%

 

Texts:

The books available for purchase at UT COOP are Kim by Rudyard Kipling, Penguin edition 2011 ed. By Harish Trevedi (this edition only please); Tibetan Art, Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals by Amy Heller, Jaca Books, 1999 and Early Himalayan Art by Amy Heller, Ashmolean Museum, 2008 The library will have copies on reserve as well as a copy of the course reader with articles to be read for this class. Topics to be covered are given in course schedule which also lists readings and dates for exams, etc.

ANS 372 • Tibetan Art

31667 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am DFA 2.204
(also listed as R S 352 )
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Buddhist Art

31788 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm DFA 2.204
(also listed as R S 341 )
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Buddhist Art

31940 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm DFA 2.204
(also listed as R S 341 )
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This course looks at Buddhist art and the ways in which it shaped devotional activity as well as how it reflected significant aspects of the Buddhist doctrine.   While the focus of the class will be upon its origin and development in India, we will also consider developments elsewhere  in Asia.  Major questions that will frame this examination  is how Buddhist art changed over time and why.

Grading:  2 exam, 2 short papers and a presentation

Texts: TBA

ANS 384 • Archaeology & Photog In India

30835 • Fall 2010
Meets T 330pm-630pm ART 3.433
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Archaeology & Photography in India

ANS 384 • Searching For Sanchi

31212 • Fall 2009
Meets TH 930-1230pm ART 3.432
(also listed as ARH 392 )
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Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

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