Title of Abstract

Disguysed

Session Title

Design and Fine Arts

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Department of Design

Faculty Mentor

Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Elizabeth Dulemba, M.F.A.; and Casey Cothran, Ph.D.

Abstract

Throughout history, women had to change themselves in order to accomplish their goals. My thesis brings attention to these often forgotten or dismissed women of the past. Disguysed is a nonfiction children’s book that focuses on 12 women from history who disguised themselves as men to further their careers or lives. Each spread contains an illustration of the woman, along with a biography from the research I collected. Separate from the biographies, the book contains extra historical context to shed light on the social climates that these women experienced. The design of the illustrations isn’t masculine or feminine, in the hopes of attracting not just 8- to 12-year-old girls, but boys as well.

Start Date

24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Disguysed

Throughout history, women had to change themselves in order to accomplish their goals. My thesis brings attention to these often forgotten or dismissed women of the past. Disguysed is a nonfiction children’s book that focuses on 12 women from history who disguised themselves as men to further their careers or lives. Each spread contains an illustration of the woman, along with a biography from the research I collected. Separate from the biographies, the book contains extra historical context to shed light on the social climates that these women experienced. The design of the illustrations isn’t masculine or feminine, in the hopes of attracting not just 8- to 12-year-old girls, but boys as well.

 

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