Gender in African Art

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Course Long Title

Gender in African Art

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This course examines the complex role of gender in African art and visual culture. Focused topics include gender divisions in artistic production, women in royal traditions, gender restrictions in viewing sacred arts, arts and visual culture celebrating women’s power, performative cross-dressing, gender identities in cultural performance, the personification of spirit spouses, and cis- and transgender expressions in contemporary art.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(AVC: Non-Western Canon), (AVC: Race, Sexuality, Gender)

INDS Program Relationship

IDGS - GSS Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years