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WMST 512 Re-visioning Motherhood in Modern Western Culture (Humanities Elective)

(3 credits) 

This course consists of an interdisciplinary study of the institution of motherhood and its representations in modern cultural productions of the Western world. Through readings in social, political and psychoanalytical theory, as well as analysis of literary and filmic texts, students will examine the myth and reality of mothering, its cultural and biological baggage and its implications for the changing lives of women into the next century.