Rivalrous Masculinity: Images of the Male Body over Time

Professor Ann Marie Rasmussen (Germanic Languages and Literature) and her graduate and undergraduate student co-conveners will develop a series of undergraduate seminars at Duke that will meet virtually with similar seminars being held at the University of Hamburg, the University of Frankfurt, and the University of Bamberg to curate an exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art.  The thematic focus for the project is “changing images of masculinity from the Middle Ages to the present.”  This topic affords the opportunity to explore changes in the representation and social construction of the body over a long span of time via the rich holdings of the Nasher Museum of Art and Perkins Library and will enhance language acquisition for participating students.

Learn more: http://humanitieswritlarge.duke.edu/projects/rivalrous-masculinities