Femme Fetales

First-Year Seminar Program 062

Usual Description

Who and what is the femme fatale? Can we speak of a consistent image or rather, of many disparate femmes fatales? In this course we will examine the figure of the femme fatale in representations across artistic media. We will explore how and why women have been construed as femmes fatales in male-dominated societies. Literary texts from different traditions and genres and artworks from the Oberlin Art Museum will provide our visual sources.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Languages Used


Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 062
First-Year Seminar Program 062 Taught by Stiliana Milkova