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Hello classmates, I'm a Bryn Mawr senior History of Art major with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Last spring I was abroad in Florence, Italy where I took a class on Modern Italy and Gender Stereotypes within Italian culture from the Renaissance up to present day. This semester I am also taking two other Judith Butler flexner seminar courses so I am ready to theory it up! I really appreciate the use of "playful" as one of the "p's" for this course as I feel that play is extremely important when discussing gender, queering, and boundaries that interact with theater, dance, performance etc. One potential thesis topic of mine deals directly with a playful stone/wood carving native to Northern Europe which blends gender, gender stereotypes and tropes within an artistic field of expression.