A Gendered History of the Avant-Garde: Bodies, Objects, Emotions, Ideas

An investigation on modern and post-modern experimentalism focused on gender issues and gendered perspectives. The main object of analysis will be Italy, from futurism to the current revivals of vanguardism, but a variety of trans-national and international voices will substantiate the historical landscape. We will address a number of case studies and their socio-cultural contexts: from aviatrixes and futurist women to the bodies of surreal metamorphic creatures in paintings and stories, to neo-avant-garde movements in the Sixties and Seventies, to post-punk books, non-textual literature, and audio/video-poetry.

Course Number: 
013599
Audience: 
Crosslistings: 
Catalog Number: 
375
Catalog Number: 
308
Subject: 
Instructors: 
Catalog Number: 
305