COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 003 Gender in Audiovisual Culture
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Shakira, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Britney Spears are some of the highest earning artists of our time. Their songs and videos have been played millions of times on Spotify and YouTube and stories about their lives can ignite our news cycle and fuel the social media sphere. With that level of exposure, few would question that such artists influence our very notions of gender, sexuality, conviviality, ethnic identity, and national belonging. Nevertheless, the economic and artistic power they hold is often checked by our social expectations on gendered and racialized individuals. In this class we will explore the rhetorical practices involved in the creation and consumption of pop music from a gendered perspective. We will cultivate critical thinking by reading pieces reflecting on the entertainment world and society as well as statements from the artists themselves. We will explore ways of reading and thinking critically about our times.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated on the exercise of critical thinking in three major writing assignments, through active participation in class discussion, and short reading responses online.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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16831
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WF 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (REC)
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18528
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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19816
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (REC)
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20603
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18
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
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24646
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18
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (REC)
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25020
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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