2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

AST365: Women’s Magazines and the Construction of Gender

3 Credit(s)
With their glossy advertisements and their personal tone, women’s magazines have long played a role in influencing the ways in which gender is performed.  This class looks at some of the most influential women’s magazines in media history–including Cosmopolitan, Ms., Godey’s Lady’s Book, and Vogue–to explore the ways in which such publications defined new gender roles, reinforced traditional norms, and otherwise became forums for discussions of changing ideas of gender, sexuality and social rights.  This course will also consider 21st century changes in the women’s magazine industry and the ways in which the pressures of online publishing have effected representations of women and the position of women in the industry. Cross-listed with ENG 365