Nicoleta Stoica, Liliana Cristache, Călin Diaconescu, Mirela Iordache, Manuela Bertescu


Nicoleta Fotiade


Remixing magazine covers to portray gender

Students will learn about the limits of gender representations in popular culture and their impact on society, how gender roles are constructed or formed, what stereotypes are and how they relate to social behavior and discrimination. They will practice critical analysis and commentary on a variety of materials of their choice from the popular culture they interact with every day. In the end, they will have the opportunity to create their own media materials in an attempt to go beyond stereotypical gender representations.


How to be a beautiful woman (text in red upper left)
Use a lot of make-up
pour the whole closet on you
Eat just the air

An example of the Romanian students’ criticism toward the stereotypical way in which beauty is depicted on magazine covers. The use of exaggerated make-up accompanied by irony. The text in red says ‘How to be a beautiful woman’  – Use a lot of make-up; Pour the whole closet on you; Eat just air.