RE252 - Gods, Buddhas, Gurus & Other Masculine Superheroes

Masculine superheroes have always been popular. Whether in biographies of the Buddha and later stories about Buddhist monks; whether in the ascetic traditions of yoga, or in the popular Puranas with stories of beloved Hindu gods; or in the lives of modern-day global gurus and superstars in film -- the leading man has been carefully fashioned to represent purity, beauty, virility, authority, and power. Exploring texts and traditions from South Asia and beyond, this course examines popular ideologies that masculinize divinity, divinize masculinity, and thus marginalize women and non-masculine others Meets the Equity and Power: EPG requirement.

Degree requirement — Equity and Power: EPG

1 unit — Coleman

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2024 Block 4 Gods, Buddhas, Gurus & Other Masculine Superheroes Tracy Coleman TBA 25 / 12 05/25/2024
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