This great class

2 03 2013

I’m so excited to be teaching an undergraduate seminar this spring on Women and Gender in Art History. I’ve taught it before but am using new books, so in many ways it’s a new course. The students are engaged (most of the time) and many of them have been interested in issues of gender and representation in other arenas, so it’s very rewarding to see them making the visual connective leap to these issues in art history as well. I wrote a blog post about it this week for Nursing Clio, so I’ll link to that instead of recapping the whole thing here. The American Historical Association linked to it as well, so clearly I’m not the only one thinking and teaching across the visual art and culture divide. One of my students asked today, “How can we even enjoy art anymore, after learning all of this?” Ah, ignorance is bliss.

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