Culture, the Arts, and Society: Folklore, Costume, and Furries

CLLC-L210/Class 11611

Edmondson Hall C112
Days and Times
M/W 2:20 – 3:35 pm
Course Description

This course will encourage active and critical thinking by having students apply the fundamental tools and concepts of folklore to a variety of folk groups, particularly furries. With the example of furries, we will be able to explore a variety of areas of study, from tradition and heritage to gender and identity. Looking at the way people dress as well as the contexts in which “dressing-up” occurs, this course will help students identify both conscious and subconscious decisions that are made every day to fit in or stand out. Clothing and costume are key elements of self-expression, and this class will help students understand the various principals of dressing up, or down, and how identity can be used to our advantage and also against us.  

Instructor: Katya Chomitzky