Scholars of Japanese art in the last few years have begun to understand that male bodies are, not unlike the female bodies, social constructs upon which gender ideologies were inexorably inscribed. Yet, a vast number of male forms produced/performed/consumed in the domain of Japanese visual and performing arts remain to be studied. This graduate seminar considers various manifestations and representations of the male body in Japanese visual and performing arts. Theories and works to be dealt with in the seminar range, quite widely, from feminist and queer to post-colonial, and from oil paintings and theatrical productions to films.
Class Schedule:W 2:30-5:00
Location: SMA 207
Instructor: Dr. Maki Kaneko
Office Hours: Th. 1:00-3:00 or by appointment
Office: SMA 213
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