ARTS 799 (01) - Sem/Gender

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Full Term (01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53016
Topics and prerequisites to be announced before registration May be repeated with permission of instructor. Writing intensive.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 1 times.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 698
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/22/2019 5/6/2019 W 9:10am - 12:00pm PCAC A205
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Art and Gender

How has visual culture shaped our understandings of gender? How have ideas about gender shaped the production and reception of the visual arts? Can feminist art or feminist art history  effect social or political change? This seminar confronts these questions through the analysis of selected artworks made between 1500 and the present, and through close readings of critical and theoretical texts. We will consider themes such as the visual representation and self-representation of gendered subjects; the sexual politics of vision and the “gaze”; the role of gender in institutional critique; the gendering of media; and the intersection of gender politics with issues of race, ethnicity, class, and the family structure. Works by a wide range of both male and female artists—including Sofonisba Anguissola, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, François Boucher, Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Shirin Neshat—will be studied alongside readings on or in the histories of feminism, psychoanalytic and queer theory, and gender performativity.