HISTART 211 - Gender and Popular Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Popular culture” is a complex social system and this course concentrates on its visual manifestations in various media. We focus on women as signs or emblems, as producers, and as consumers, of “popular culture”, but attention is also given to the representation of masculinity and of race/ethnicity. Mainstream and marginal, appropriated and subverting, reflective and formative, “popular culture” is both a multivalent signifying system and a powerful industry. After a brief thematic introduction to gender, and to analysis, we focus on contemporary American culture, examining such examples as advertising and consumption; Barbie dolls; parental roles in film and advertising; romance in fiction and films like the classics, Pretty Woman and Titanic; and the male “buddy” system in action movies alongside the female friend in other films. IV. 4

HISTART 211 - Gender and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23466
Open
6
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
P
23467
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23468
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23469
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
24113
Closed
0
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24114
Closed
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
24878
Closed
0
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: .
008 (DIS)
P
30515
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
30516
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
31266
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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