Course Description

MIT 3209F/G   Deviant Divas

Course Description
In examining fictional and real-life monstrous women—including witches, sex workers, body modifiers, cyborgs, and serial killers—we will consider what monstrous femininity means, how technology and the media contribute to (re)defining female deviance, and what happens when the monstrous figure of the deviant diva becomes the Western cultural norm.

Antirequisites: MIT 3433G if taken in 2009-10, 2010-11 or 2011-12.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.