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ARTH-517 Northern Renaissance Art: Sex and Gender (3) Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Northern Renaissance Art: Sex and Gender (3) Investigates sex and gender in northern European art of the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, c. 1300-1550. Topics include femininity and masculinity across court, urban, and monastic contexts and sexual practices and prohibitions, including possibilities of same-sex desire. Identity, agency, compliance, and transgression are interrogated across the artistic media. Usually Offered: alternate springs. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: five art history courses.