Becoming Visible

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Becoming Visible

Spring 2023

Taught By: Gina Walker

Section: A

CRN: 9730

Credits: 3

How do we represent “missing” earlier women when the systems for knowing we have in place have been built by, for, and about the lives of men? This course is an opportunity to translate empirical research into various media, beginning with multi-disciplinary data that provides evidence of individual women and their accomplishments from the past, and to experiment with the norms and forms of the making of History itself. For example, translations of recently excavated cuneiform letters from the 19th Century BCE reveal details of the experiences of named female weavers, managers, colleagues, wives, and mothers, some of these written by the women themselves. We learn that even then women were denied equal recognition as “professionals” with their male collaborators. Together, we consider “female biography” as a vehicle to interrogate what it means to represent the

past. The course does not presuppose knowledge in women’s history but instead assumes that students from a variety of disciplines and practices will want to roll up their sleeves and work through the complex challenges of making the legions of “unremembered women” newly visible, tangible, knowable, instructive, inspiring.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:04am 7/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023