What is theory? For that matter, what is feminism? How does theory matter to feminism? To address these questions we will read a wide range of theorists who consider subjectivity, identity, power, gender, sexual difference, transnational feminism, and social movement. Throughout the semester we will analyze a contradiction at the heart of feminist theories and practices: gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class are interdependent (each depends on the others for its meaning) and autonomous (each stands alone).
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [HIST273 or AFAM272 or FGSS271] OR [PHIL280 or FGSS278] OR [FGSS210 or ENGL211] OR [FGSS207 or ANTH207] OR [FGSS269 or HIST179] OR [PHIL277 or FGSS277] OR [FGSS241 or SISP241] OR [FGSS293 or SISP293]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FGSS)(HRAD-MN)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course packet including essays by: Sharon Marcus, Gayle Rubin, Patricia Williams, Angela Davis, Luce Irigaray, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Catherine Mackinnon, Lisa Duggan, bell hooks, Cherrie Moraga, Diana Fuss, Janet Jakobsen, Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, Judith Halberstam, Patrick Califia, Michel Foucault, Michael Warner, Donna Haraway, Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Mohanty.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 3 page papers, one oral presentation, 12-15 page final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course requires background in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Preference will be given to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors who have completed FGSS101, FGSS207/ANTH207, FGSS241/SISP241, FGSS269/HIST179, FGSS271/HIST273/AFAM272, FGSS277/PHIL277, FGSS278/PHIL280, or FGSS293/SISP293. This course counts toward the English Department's Theory requirement, and carries a research option that fulfills the research requirement for English majors wishing to write an honors thesis.
|Instructor(s): Korda,Natasha Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 3||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: X||FR: X|
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