Course Description


MIT 4034G (Winter 2009)   Sex, Myth & Media

Course Description
This seminar will offer students the opportunity to explore representations of men and women and their sexualities as constructed in the media. We will work from a conception of ‘myth’ as both fanciful tales of superhuman beings and, as Roland Barthes has suggested, as cultural stories or ideas that are fictitious or illusory but in which many people steadfastly believe. By applying a variety of critical approaches to media (understood here in its broadest context—as any vehicle for communicating ideas, values, ideologies, culture and so forth), we will analyse how sex and gender are being depicted in contemporary cultural artifacts.

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