Gender in Contemporary Art

Spring 2018 syllabus

FINE 4980/5980: Gender in Contemporary Art (T/Th: 11am-12:15pm) | This course will address ways in which gender issues have affected the visual arts since the early 20th century, with an emphasis on art and culture since World War II. Students will explore influences upon the ways Western culture has defined art and artists in gendered terms, and be encouraged to adopt a critical perspective regarding the arts, gender, and culture. Through weekly readings and blog entries, class discussions/participation, two take-home essay exams, and a final paper, students will consider how gender is relevant to the creation and study of arts and culture, and the socio-cultural factors influencing gender and sexuality in contemporary art.