Feminism, Queer Theory, and the Arts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Feminism, Queer Theory, Arts
Spring 2024
Taught By: Emma Hedditch
Section: A

CRN: 13555

Credits: 4

This course considers the influence of feminism in the arts and its emphasis on the (de)construction of norms of gender and sexuality. The question here is how such norms are inextricably intertwined with the political economy, its technologies of power, knowledge, and desire. As an investigation of various performances of gender, especially in painting, sculpture, performance, photography, film and video art, we will also address the intersection of feminism with other critical tools such as Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Post-colonial Theory, Media Theory as well as Queer theory and New Gender Politics. We follow the theoretical development of feminism in the arts from the 1960’s to the 1980’s (the “Second Wave”), especially its critiques of spectatorship and representation; then, from the 1980’s to the contemporary (the “Third Wave,” Queer Theory, New Gender Politics) and its (re-) investment in questions of embodiment.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:36am EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024