Middlebury

AMST 0325

American Misogyny

American Misogyny
In this course we will explore the place of misogyny in U.S. media and politics. Early topics will include film noir, Cold War gender scapegoating, and lesbian pulp fiction. Subsequent topics will include the backlash against second-wave feminism, the rise of “post-feminism,” and the impact of reality TV and social media on feminist and antifeminist expression. We will conclude by examining how misogyny informs U.S. culture and politics in the Trump era. Throughout the course, we will consider how discourses of misogyny are inflected by white, cisgender, ableist, ageist, and class privilege. 3 hrs. lect. (National/Transnational Feminisms)
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0325

Sections

Spring 2020

AMST0325A-S20 Lecture

Spring 2019

AMST0325A-S19 Lecture (Allen)

Spring 2018

AMST0325A-S18 Lecture (Allen)