Gender Studies | Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture
G225 | 28863 | Maher
Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture 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 explores
gender/sexuality in such contexts as: fiction, theater, cinema,
music, television, journalism and other mass media. 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 and MTV; race, age and representation; masculinity and
femininity; and violence and pornography.