WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Representing Marie Antoinette
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Since the day she was married to the French dauphin, Marie Antoinette has been the represented in every imaginable medium, including official portraits, fashion plates, pornography, caricature, newspapers, trial briefs, memoirs, biographies, and films. In this seminar we will draw on feminist scholarship in history, art history, literature, and film studies to consider the power of these representations to shape public discourse and the many meanings the figure of the queen has been made to bear from the eighteenth century to the present. On January 22, the class will take a field trip to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to view a major portrait of Marie Antoinette by court painter Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and attend a symposium where it will be discussed from art historical, historical, and gender perspectives. Fee of up $10 may be charged. This course is a freshman seminar in the humanities open only to first-year students.

WOMENSTD 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Additional Readings will be available on Ctools.
ISBN: 0415933951
Marie-Antoinette : writings on the body of a queen, Author: edited by Dena Goodman., Publisher: Routledge 2003
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