Rereading Gendered Agency II: Black Women's Experience of Slavery|
Spring 2010 not offered
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)
Anna Julia Cooper, 1988 . A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH. New York: Oxford University Press.
Darlene Clark Hine, 1994. HINE SIGHT: BLACK WOMEN AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN HISTORY. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Elizabeth Keckley, 1988. . BEHIND THE SCENES OR THIRTY YEARS AS A SLAVE AND FOUR YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sadiya V. Hartman, 1997. SCENES OF SUBJECTION: TERROR, SLAVERY AND SELF-MAKING IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA. New York: Oxford University Press.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Presentation of a narrative, short papers, final research paper (15 pages).