NEW LOCATION: 318 Calumet
Dill (b. 1950)
White Poem Dress, 1993
["This World is not Conclusion,"
Poem No. 501]
Painted metal and plaster
55 x 36 x 30 in.
This art work was shown
in 1997 at the Mead
Art Museum in Amherst, at an exhibition entitled
Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art.
I found this image in Christopher Rovee's
visual writing syllabus
NOTE NEW LOCATION: 318 Calumet
Dr. Caitlin Fisher
208 Winters, 736-2100 x 20744
Office Hours: TBA
Mondays 2:30-5:30 318 Calumet
"The actual creative project
of woman as subject involves betraying the oppressive mechanisms
of culture in order to express herself through the break ...
Not the project of fixing meanings but of breaking them up
and multiplying them". Anne-Marie Sauzea-Boetti
This course is designed to give students an awareness of the relationships
between practice, representation and theory in feminist approaches
in the study of culture. The course considers themes that have become
central to feminist theory such as the body, identity, nature and
difference in terms of the contributions that have been made by
feminist cultural theorists both to feminist theory and to cultural
theory more generally. The concept of culture itself will be examined
according to a range of definitions and redefinitions employed by
feminists in addressing cultural identities; cultural practices
and everyday life; cultural production (especially visual culture,
new media); questions of cultural reproduction, translation and
appropriation; postcoloniality and the study of technology. We will
consider a wide range of representations and practices.
GOALS: This course will
- expose you to a wide range of feminist theories about culture
and a range of cultural practices
- encourage you to develop your own ideas around the intersection
of feminist thought and culture and explore ways to communicate
these in your own voice
- encourage your capacity to critically engage feminist work in
a variety of media
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