Brenda R. Weber

Brenda R. Weber

Department Chair, Gender Studies

Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Center for the Research of Race and Ethnicity in Society

Affiliate, American Studies

Affiliate, Cultural Studies

Affiliate, English

Affiliate, Kinsey Institute

  • breweber@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-6033
  • Lindley Hall 330A
  • Office Hours
    M-F
    By Appointment Only

Education

  • Ph.D., Miami University (Oxford), 2001

About

My work engages with a wide archive of mostly discredited cultural texts, including non-canonical 19th-century transatlantic women's literature and contemporary media, specifically literature, film, and television. As it relates to these texts I have particular interest in how identity is discursively gendered, constructed, and embodied through written and mediated means, as well as how gender, sex, sexuality, race, and class work together to inform notions of the "normative" self. Celebrity, masculinity, and American religious cultures have become important themes, offering a framework for coherency across the many modalities in which I work.

 

Courses Taught

G101
Gender, Culture, and Society
G225
Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
H299
Gender, Representation, and Reality TV
H300
Honors Colloquium on the Body
G304
The Construction of Masculinities: A Survey of Manhood in the American Imagination from the 1950s Forward
G310
Representation and the Body
G402
A Fascination with Fame: Gender and the Culture of Celebrity
G485
Gender and Discourse
CS601/AMST620/GS701
Cultural Studies, the Body, and Theories of Embodiment
G602/CS701
The Gendered Politics of Cultural Production and Criticism: Discredited Genres, Unruly Peoples, and Wayward Acts
G603
Contemporary Debates in Feminist Theory
G701/CS701
Gender, Media, and the Politics of Celebrity
G708
Contested Masculinities
G714
Gender, Race, and Media
G780
Gender Studies Professionalism