Fall 2020

Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters

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

Faculty

Natasha Staller (Section 01)

Description

(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.

This course fulfills a requirement for the Five College Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (RHRJ) certificate.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Staller.

If Overenrolled: At the end of pre-registration, instructor will randomly select students to achieve equal numbers from each class.

Offerings

2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2020