Rereading Gendered Agency: Black Women's Experience of Slavery|
Spring 2019 not offered
Slavery systematically influenced both the production and reproduction of race, class, and gendered identities. Black women's individual and collective response to that peculiar institution and its attempts at dehumanization and destruction highlights the impact of gender, race/color, and class on the making of different yet complex patterns of opposition and resistance. This course considers interdisciplinary research techniques and analytical approaches to unpack various forms of gendered agency. The ultimate aim is to reread black women's experiences of enslavement, particularly as these relate to conscious struggles to carve out a sense of personhood to allow for exploration of creative gender-specific responses to the cultural dynamics of power. This course includes a performance component.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Six Women Slave Narratives
Anna Julia Cooper, A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH
C.W. Larison, SYLVIA DUBOIS,A BIOGRAPHY OF A FEMALE SLAV WHO WHIPT HER MISTRES AND GAND HER FREEDOM
Elizabeth Keckley,BEHIND THE SCENES FOR THIRTY YEARS AS A SLAVE AND FOUR YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Jacobs Harriet, INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
Saidiya Hartman, LOSE YOUR MOTHER: JOURNEY ALONG THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE ROUTE
Rebecca Scott, FREEDOM PAPERS: AN ATLANTIC ODDYSEY IN THE AGE OF EMANCIPATON
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class presentations, response papers, final research project.