Winter Course: The Gendered Body
In this exciting online course, students will engage visual arts, contemporary popular culture, sci-fi and horror to understand the ways bodies have been constructed and understood.
A convenient feature of a fully online course is that it can be accessed from anywhere. Students will be able to view lectures in video form and discussions will take place in online forums.
This course will benefit students from a variety of majors, both in encountering a variety of ideas about how gendered bodies are understood and the political and social implications, and in building a skill set around close reading, visual analysis, and critical thinking. The course will emphasize the ways that our understanding of gendered bodies are pushed and expanded in popular culture and the arts.
This course counts towards an elective credit for the WGS major.
JB Brager is a PhD candidate in Women's & Gender Studies whose research deals with visual cultures and violence, and the ways in which race and gender function in historical photographs. Professor Brager also has a background in visual arts and comics.