NEW COURSE: ARTH431/301 and ART527 - (special topics) 

American Women in the Arts

MW 4 - 5:15, 3 cr., Prof. Barris

FALL 2012, 208 PF

202 Porterfield; x. 6001; email: rbarris@radford.edu

Office Hours: Monday: 1 - 4; Tuesday: 1-5, other times can be arranged


The theme of this course is an examination of narratives about women in American civilization and how these narratives become paintings, movies, and literature. We will begin with the early captive narratives and look at how women continued to be represented in the arts, asking  whether this narrative changes in the 20th century. When women become writers and artists, do they change the narrative? The primary audience for this course is anyone interested in art, literature, the humanities and women's studies.

527: Connect to the syllabus

301/431 Connect to the syllabus

SLIDE SHOW: THE FIRST BATTLEGROUND

Colonial Captivity (illustrated textual narrative)

Colonial  Captivity, part 2

Building and Painting the Colonial Life

Colonial Fashions (hair-dos)

Representing Slavery

Slavery Narratives in sculpture, fiction and autobiography

Clothing and Housing the New Woman

Sarah Hale and Godey's Lady's Book

True and New Women (slide show)

Connect to the table of contents for the online textbook for this class

MIDTERM ASSIGNMENT

CLASS PROJECT WITH DIRECTIONS FOR PART 1 ADDED

grading rubric for project part 1

2 CAPTIVITY ESSAYS:

Caitlin's essay
Yasmeen's essay

The Chicago Columbian Expo of 1893

Women painting new women

The Imagery of  Women's Suffrage

The urban new woman of the 20th century


Essay alternative -- directions

Additional Resources (Reserve List)

Stettheimer and O'Keeffe (slide show)

Note: don't forget that text versions of all of these presentations already exist in the online textbook although they may have different chapter titles. O'Keeffe is in one chapter and Stettheimer is in another.

Julia Morgan and California Architecture (slide show)

Housing New Women (Women as patrons of architecture) (slide show)

New Directions in the 1930s (slide show)

TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAM
IMAGES FOR PART 1 OF FINAL EXAM

Cindy Sherman slideshow (includes documentary photog. of the 30s)

New Women of Pop Art