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Spring 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1294 section 001
ART, SEX & AMERICAN CULTURE
ART, SEX, & AMERICAN CULTURE

Call Number 06018
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
403 Barnard Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Pamela Cobrin
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Sex is the ultimate forbidden public topic and yet from the New England Puritans' sermons to Bill Clinton's (in)famous affair, sex has often been publicly staged in dramatic, literary, religious, political, legal and social forums. In this seminar, we will explore how issues of sex and sexuality have insinuated themselves into the formation of American identity. We will examine texts from the seventeenth century to the present with a particular emphasis on the arts, politics and sex. Texts include Puritan sermons, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus, photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, literature from Margaret Sanger's birth control movement, and theoretical works by Michel Foucault, Laura Mulvey and Judith Butler.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students as of 11:51PM Thursday, October 30, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1294
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note BC ONLY; LOTTERY ON EBEAR NOV 6-10; RESULTS NOV 11
Section key 20141FYSB1294X001

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