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H/T/C Seminar: Sexual Objects

ARTDES 501.001, Winter 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Aristarkhova, Irina
Semester: Winter 2024

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites.

Description: This seminar explores the notion of the sexual object” in art & design from various critical perspectives. The course covers six main themes: the nude; sexual objectification and sexualization; pornography and eroticism, especially in the age of the Internet; histories of sexuality through objects; the unconscious and sexual difference; and the uncanny. The main learning objective of this course is to familiarize students with major debates surrounding object making in relation to sexuality and representation, and to empower students with critical understanding of the main issues at hand. The course connects to Stamps lecture series and engages with other guest speakers.