BioFeminisms: Science, Matter, and Agency|
Fall 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies, Health Studies|
This course rethinks feminism's relationship to nature, the body, and biological matter in light of new considerations of ontology in science studies, cultural studies, and feminist thought. We will read contemporary treatments of science, of Darwin and evolutionary theory, of neurobiology and epigenetics, and other fields and disciplines that consider biological matter, and think about them in feminist and queer frameworks. Readings will include "new materialists" alongside other works on the "new biology" and the "new sciences," and we will also revisit some second- and third-wave feminism. The course raises issues that challenge traditional boundaries of the body and self, conventional ideas of agency, and dualisms of mind/body. Readings include works by Donna Haraway, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Vicki Kirby, and Elizabeth Wilson, among others.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-FGSS Conc)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Readings include works by Donna Haraway, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Vicki Kirby, Elizabeth Wilson among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm paper (10pp), final paper (10pp), brief weekly reading responses
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
I will endeavor to offer several in-person, optional meetings, perhaps outdoors, if on-campus space is available and conditions are favorable, but no in-person gatherings will be required for completion of the course. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
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