Friday, January 30, 2009

Week of February 6


This week your readings are focused around the idea of the "heroic" woman--something we identified in class as a potentially transgressive female role. In your blog posts you may wish to consider what qualifies as heroism for a woman, and why that could be transgressive. Of course, you may also consider anything else that interests you!

Whitney Chadwick, “The Other Renaissance,” Chapter 3, Women, Art, and Society, 4th ed. (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2007), pp. 87-113.

Ruth 1-4 New Oxford Annotated Bible [NOAB].
Judith 2-4, 7-16 NOAB.
Susanna 1: 1-63 NOAB.

Mary D. Garrard, “Artemisia and Susanna,” in Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982), pp.146-171.

Sheila ffolliott, “Learning to Be Looked At: A Portrait of (the Artist as) a Young Woman in Agn├Ęs Merlet’s Artemisia,” in Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), pp. 48-61.

Mary D. Garrard, “Artemisia’s Hand,” in Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), pp. 62-79.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Week of January 30


Please respond to one ore more of the following readings:

Whitney Chadwick, “The Renaissance Ideal,” Chapter 2, Women, Art, and Society, 4th ed. (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2007), pp. 66-86.

Genesis 1-3 New Oxford Annotated Bible [NOAB].
Luke 1: 26-55 NOAB.
Ephesians 5: 21-25 NOAB.

Christine de Pizan, Excerpts from The Book of the City of Ladies, rev. ed., trans. Earl Jeffrey Richards (New York: Persea Books, 1988).

Henry Kraus, “Eve and Mary: Conflicting Images of Medieval Woman,” in Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982), pp. 78-99.

Margaret R. Miles, “The Virgin’s One Bare Breast: Nudity, Gender, and Religious Meaning in Tuscan Early Renaissance Culture,” in The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History, eds. Norma Broude and Mary Garrard (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 26-37.

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