WOMENSTD 801 - Special Seminar
Section: 001 Feminism and Posthumanisum
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course we will read a variety of theorists, some but not all explicitly feminist, in an exploration of critical posthumanism and its relationship(s) to feminism. How are ethical and political engagements (re)defined when human exceptionalism is unsettled and when values are defined in a post-anthropocentric world? What happens to gender? We'll read—among others—Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Elizabeth Grosz, Sara Ahmed, and Elizabeth Povinelli. Readings will also include some short fiction in which we will explore some of the theoretical claims under consideration.

Course Requirements:

Requirements include thorough preparation for class discussions, one in-class presentation, and a final research paper.

WOMENSTD 801 - Special Seminar
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001 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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