WGSS 344
Women Artists: 1550-1700 Spring 2018
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed WGSS 344 / ARTH 342
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Despite obstacles, a number of Italian, Dutch, and Flemish women managed to become professional artists between c.1550 and c.1700. Artemisia Gentileschi remains the best known, but others also deserve attention (e.g., Judith Leyster, Michaelina Woutiers, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Elisabetta Sirani). In this tutorial, we will examine how they presented themselves in self-portraits, the extent to which their interpretation and even choice of subjects differed from that of male colleagues, and how the critical appraisal of their life and work changed over time.
The Class: Format: tutorial; each student writes a paper each week, which the two partners then discuss
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3894
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 3- to 5-page paper each week based on an assigned topic or reading
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference given to Art majors and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 344 Division II ARTH 342 Division I

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