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SPAN 6695 Gender Games, from El Cid to Almodovar (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course, whose title takes a cue from The Hunger Games, analyzes how culture "encourages" individuals to conform to a particular set of gender expectations at a given moment in history. Considering how texts of various genres and media represent what means to be "a man," "a woman," or someone who identifies with both or neither, we will analyze how various art forms respond to established gender norms to support or subvert them, from the Middle Ages through contemporary Spain. Prerequisites: RL395 Contextos and one other 600 level course. Fulfills pre-1800 Peninsular requirement for major. Course conducted in Spanish. Experience with gender analysis helpful but not necessary.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes

Prerequisites: SPAN3395 Contextos and one other 6000 level course.

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Comments: Required for Hispanic Studies major or minor, priority for enrollment is given to them. Elective for Hispanic Studies major or minor. Fulfills pre-1800 Peninsula requirement for major.


Last Updated: 26-Jan-17