Fall 2012

Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-385  |  European Studies, as EUST-385  |  Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-310

Formerly listed as: EUST-70  |  FIAR-85  |  FIAR-92  |  WAGS-10

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Faculty

Natasha Staller (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ARHA 385, EUST 385, and WAGS 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. Two class meetings per week.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Staller.

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
 

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