Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-385 | European Studies, as EUST-385 | Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-310
Formerly listed as: EUST-70 | FIAR-85 | FIAR-92 | WAGS-10
Natasha Staller (Section 01)
(Offered as ARHA 385, EUST 385, and SWAG 310) This course will explore the construction of the monstrous, over cultures, centuries and disciplines. With the greatest possible historical and cultural specificity, we will investigate the varied forms of monstrous creatures, their putative powers, and the explanations given for their existence—as we attempt to articulate the kindred qualities they share. Among the artists to be considered are Valdés Leal, Velázquez, Goya, Munch, Ensor, Redon, Nolde, Picasso, Dalí, Kiki Smith, and Cindy Sherman. Not open to first-year students. Two class meetings per week.
Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Staller.
If Overenrolled: In order to foster a rich interdisciplinary discussion, I will divide the names of pre-registered students by major and class, and pick the names out of a hat. Students will be notified within a week after pre-registration if they have received a spot.