Graduate Courses at The Edith O'Donnell Institute at UT Dallas

Thomas Eakins, Wrestlers, 1899, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Courtesy LACMA Public Domain High Resolution images

Fall 2019 Graduate Courses

AHST 6310, Topics in Art History: It, She, He: Gender and Identity in Art from Romanticism to the Molecular

Dr. Charissa N. Terranova

This seminar explores the ways in which works of art, curatorial practices, and critical theory negotiate and lay bare the ambiguities and multiplicities of gender and identity. The class covers historical ‘isms,’ including romanticism, realism, modernism, and postmodernism, degendering, uncommitted gender, transsexuality, and progressive masculinity in contemporary art, the molecular self in contemporary bioart, and related critical theories of gender and identity.