Gender Studies | Gender, Sexuality, and Pop Culture
G225 | 2414 | Sherra Schick


This course surveys the making and meaning of masculinity, femininity
and sexuality in popular culture. Emphasizing ways in which the form
and technology of popular culture have changed during the
twentieth century, the course may explore fiction, theater, cinema,
music, television, journalism, and other mass media with respect to
gender and sexuality. Issues interrogated may include: gender and the
power of the image; sex and spectatorship; melodrama, film noir and
"the women's film"; rock music women, MTV; race, age and
representation; violence, masculinity, and pornography.