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Class Highlight- Strategies in Intermedia
Intermedia is an approach to art that integrates disciplines and challenges conventional practices. This course will explore intermedia art in the context of its development as the subversion of artistic traditions, starting with the Bauhaus tradition. Students will study intermedia art practices with special focus on works that expand the boundaries of art. The use of intermedia art strategies by women, queer, BIPOC and multidisciplinary artists will be emphasized. Through readings, discussions, research, and site visits (as conditions permit), students will gain vocabulary – and confidence using it – to discuss complex works of art and the artists who make them. Students will also develop their own strategies for working between creative disciplines. Projects will open opportunities for conceptual experimentation, creative development, and public engagement.

Woms 4392/Art 4392

 

Women voting rights

Help celebrate 100 years of women's voting rights! Visit UTA's Central Library's pop-up exhibit.



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Fall Advising Hours

Call or email the Women's & Gender Studies Advisor, Trudi Beckman to talk about all things Woms classes!
Monday: 9am to 11am
Wednesday: 3pm to 5pm
Thursday: 11.30am to 1.30pm

Office: 817.272.3131
Email:  tbeckman@uta.edu






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Events

Women’s and Gender Studies Co-Sponsored and Sponsored Events for Fall 2020

 
Saturday, September 26, 2020     24-Hour time slot

LUNAFEST® VIRTUAL SCREENING

Are you ready for LUNAFEST® season?    Lunafest Ticket

Join us for a virtual 24-hour screening starting on Saturday, 26 September 2020.  Tickets will be $5 for students, $8 for everyone else. Enter UTA Marketplace and buy your tickets today! Go to our new online store - click here.

Ticketholders will be sent a Vimeo link to the LUNAFEST films on Saturday morning, September 26. The link will be live for 24 hours, from 11am Saturday to 11am Sunday.

Ticketholders will also be sent a link to join the ZOOM panel discussion scheduled for Sunday from 12noon-1pm. The panel "LUNAFEST 2020 Panel of Women Film and Art Markers" allows our guests to listen and chat about the films with our UTA community.

The panel will be hosted by Dustin Harp, Director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program, with Moderator Detra Payne, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Acting, and the following Panelists:
Shelly Brandon, Adjunct Professor in UTA's Cinematic Arts
Patty Newton, Assistant Professor in UTA's Cinematic Arts
Amy Speier, Associate Professor, Anthropology

LUNAFEST is a series of short films by and about women. The film festival is a way to promote women film-makers and women's stories. This season's films include Purl, Ballet After Dark, There You Are, Xmas Cake - This American Shelf-Life, Game, Lady Parts, and How To Swim

Preview the films at https://www.lunafest.org/

For more information, please visit events.uta.edu.


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Mission

The Women’s & Gender Studies Program provides UTA’s undergraduate and graduate students with a flexible and coherent education around the history, significance and social perceptions of gender and sexuality. Our mission is to promote discourse around gender and sexuality within the UTA community, explore social norms and history of gender and sexual identity, and deepen the understanding of complex and critical issues regarding women, gender and sexuality. The program also works to support scholarly research related to gender by our students and faculty. 

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History

In 1974 The University of Texas at Arlington created the UTA Center for Women’s Studies, beginning its story in the world of gender-related academics. By 1991, UTA officially created the Women’s Studies Program, which offered an undergraduate minor in women’s studies. From its humble beginnings, the program has been able to expand to include approximately 28 cross-listed courses across 14 departments and over 40 faculty members teaching these qualified classes. 

In Fall 2011, the program reintroduced itself as the Women’s and Gender Studies program, marking its 20th anniversary on UTA’s campus. This milestone showcased the longevity and importance of the program and its continued growth here at UTA. 


For a complete history of UTA’s WGS program visit here.

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