FGSS 321, ANTH 321|
Slavery systematically influenced both the production and reproduction of race, class, and gendered identities. Black women's individual and collective response to this 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 resistance. This course uses a variety of research techniques and analytical approaches to investigate gendered agency. The aim is to consider the ethics of slavery and reread black women's experiences of enslavement and their conscious struggle to carve out subjectivities and a sense of personhood to allow for exploration of gender-specific responses to the cultural dynamics of power.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Darlene Clark Hine, 1994. HINE SIGHT: BLACK WOMEN AND THE RECONSTRUCTION
OF AMERICAN HISTORY. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Toni Morrison. 2004. BELOVED. New York: Vintage Press.
Sadiya V. Hartman, 1997. SCENES OF SUBJECTION: TERROR, SLAVERY and SELF-MAKING IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA. New York: Oxford University Press.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Presentation of a narrative, short papers, final research paper (15 pages).
|Instructor(s): Ulysse,Gina Athena Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: X||FR: X|
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