CORE 003 SC - VIR/GYN GODDESS: The Virgin and the Femme Fatale
Departing from a social construction analysis of the Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church and the history of "virginity" in Western cultures, this course seeks to unpack the categories that define and limit debates around such questions as gender roles, female sexuality, and reproductive rights. On the one hand, we analyze the redefinition and re-symbolization of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the part of Chicana feminist artists, writers, and theorists. On the other hand, the archetype of the femme fatale is explored in a variety of contexts. Students engage a wide range of artistic literary, and cinematographic primary materials and interdisciplinary secondary texts.
Course Credit: 1.0
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