189H: Female Action Heroes
Learn about this fun and engaging semior from Professor Tamy Burnett.
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- [00:00:05.340]In this class we explore the fascinating history
- [00:00:07.910]of female action heroes, in American film and television.
- [00:00:11.210]Focusing mostly the last half century.
- [00:00:14.010]We will focus on why these stories were popular
- [00:00:16.630]in the time periods in which they emerged,
- [00:00:18.770]and how these characters, and their adventures
- [00:00:21.260]reflect social attitudes about womens' roles
- [00:00:24.140]in society, womens' abilities and strengths,
- [00:00:27.160]and the evolution of our
- [00:00:28.350]cultural understanding of feminism.
- [00:00:30.720]We will look at figures you might expect,
- [00:00:32.550]like Wonder Woman and Supergirl,
- [00:00:34.460]as well as, characters you may be less familiar with,
- [00:00:36.760]or, who you might not have initially put in this category.
- [00:00:39.990]Ranging from Foxy Brown to Jessica Jones, to Disney's Moana.
- [00:00:44.680]I hope you'll join us.
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