Find copies of both "La Maja Desnuda" and "La Maja Vestida" and bring them in for the class to see. How does this affect their feelings and emotions to the once-repressed Maria of "the Maja?" How does this explain Novalis's obsession with this painting?
That Decade of Dance
Many of these stories were written in the 1930s and 1940s. Pick a location from this book and research the dance styles of this period to teach the class. Give a presentation of the history and stories of these dance movements, as well as how they relate to the rise of female artists, women's liberation, and the more open attitudes towards sex.
Erotica vs. Pornography
Create an in-depth presentation on the differences between erotica and poetry. Relate it back to the writings of Anais Nin, as well as her contemporaries (such as Henry Miller or Salvador Dali). Choose...
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