Seminar: Picturing War and Human Rights: Trauma, Violence and Spectatorship

Comparative American Studies 407

Usual Description

This seminar examines how American visual culture has represented recent U.S. military actions. Ideals of gender, race, and nation often justify militarism, yet visual depictions also provoke anxieties about masculinity and femininity, home, and national, self and other. We will analyze visual media to consider such issues as the symbolic value of female bodies in narratives of national defense and how racial ideals secure or undermine the authority of the male body under attack.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
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
Comparative American Studies 407 Taught by Wendy Kozol
Comparative American Studies 407 Taught by Wendy Kozol