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Lecture 001 - Introduction & General Outline.docx

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Department
Women's Studies
Course Code
Women's Studies 2158A/B
Professor
Sonia Halpern

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Lecture 001 – Introduction September 11, 2012 Professor Halpern’s Home Number: 519-641-1101  No calling Saturday night or before 9 AM - Looking at the ways men & women approach the same subject matter in art - Theme of heroism: women as heroes, how they are depicted - Male artist tends to focus more on women’s appearance than women’s actions - Male artist tends to focus on physical part of women o Way for them to undermine their heroic actions; all attention paid to physical o Way to maintain male power and status - Decapitated general, brought head back to village, declared a heroine Theme: Women in the Public Sphere - How do women show women in the public world vs. how men show women out in the public world - Women tend to depict the discomfort that women felt out in the public sphere, esp. in 19 th c. France - Heterosexist sort of society, women expected to act and look certain way; felt so restricted in terms of appropriate behaviour - The male gaze; when a woman is focused on something else, and a man is focused on her o Technique used a lot in film, but also in the history of art that is supposed to make women look and feel uncomfortable in their environment by objectifyin
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