Aug 13, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CMPL 302 - Femmes Fatales: Narratives of Feminine Evil, Sexuality, and Perversity

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
This course examines representations of feminine evil, sexuality, and perversity in a range of literary, visual, and theoretical texts. We explore how the femme fatale emerges as a figure employed to demystify, regulate, and neutralize the threat posed by woman’s otherness. We consider questions of feminine creativity, desire, agency, and subjectivity, as well as representations of feminine transgression, excess, and bodily functions as modes of resistance and subversion. Visits to the Allen art museum and film screenings will accompany our readings.
Prerequisites & Notes: A literature course in any language.
This course is cross-listed with GSFS 302




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