French Feminisms: Texts, Pretexts, and Contexts|
Spring 2012 not offered
FGSS 279, FRST 254|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory|
This course will focus on those texts of postwar French feminism that had enormous impact on feminist theory in the United States. While trying to account for the particular reception of Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva, and Wittig in the United States, we will also have recourse to the literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytic traditions within which and against which these writers tried to imagine feminine desire, difference, and writing.
This course will focus on difficult theoretical and literary material that demands close reading and interpretation in relation. A series of written papers will ask students to broaden those interpretations by setting them into dialogue with other contemporary theories of language, psychoanalysis, and representation.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FGSS)(FRST)