FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
Girls Go Global
New concepts and themes in gender and feminist studies. Topics may vary each semester. Instructor: Staff
Girls Go Global will explore how girlhood is imagined, represented and lived in various locales around the globe. Looking at modern and contemporary literature, film, and visual culture in which girls play central roles, we will analyze the cultural meanings attributed to girls from a feminist perspective. The questions animating the course are these: What kinds of images stories, and objects have girls from the United States, West Africa, and Iran have been given to imagine themselves in the world? How do representations of girls reflect culturally specific ideas about traditions, morals, and ethics? Why are representations of girls so rhetorically effective for creating feelings of familial and racial belonging?