Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

WGS 3445 Gender, Art and Feminism

This seminar course engages students in an exploration of the methods necessary to analyze visual images of/by women in their historical, racial, and class contexts, and to understand the status of women as producers, patrons, and audiences of art. We explore topics ranging from the analysis of the nude Venus type in Classical and Renaissance periods to the work of accomplished women artists across history such as Artemesia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Ana Mendieta, Yayoi Kusama, and Kara Walker. Outcomes include: familiarity with feminist theory and deploying its frameworks in the analysis of a work of art; experience in academic research; and awareness of the development of feminist thought since the nineteen seventies. 

  Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1010  
Credits: 3.0