WAGS 0444

Sex, Violence, and Culture

Sex, Violence, and Culture
In this course we will critically investigate the historical and contemporary manifestations of sexual violence within their cultural, biological, and individual expressions. We will also examine how gender--as a powerful category that shapes the way we see others and others see us-can be used to create a context for the justification of gender-based violence. Discussion and analysis of a wide variety of materials, including literary texts, essays, films, music, and videos, will form the basis of our exploration of the representation of sexual violence in Hispanic literature. Readings will include literary texts by authors Antonio Muñoz Molina, Roberto Bolaño, and Juan Bonilla, as well as theoretical texts by Fausto-Sterling, Katz, Brownmiller, Jensen, and O'Toole. (Two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Women's & Gender Studies
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN 0444 *
INTL 0444
HIST 0444

Sections in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

WAGS0444A-S13 Seminar (Gamero De Coca)