SPAN 6695 Gender Games, from El Cid to Almodovar (Spring: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes
Last Updated: 26-Jan-17