WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 240 or AMCULT 240; OR WOMENSTD 250.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores major intellectual debates and dialogues in the field of feminist thought. How has feminist thought evolved as a response to “androcentric” ways of knowing? What is the relationship between epistemology, methodology, and method? Interrogating the gendered trajectories of knowledge production, and how women have figured as silenced subjects of texts, genres, and paternalistic state polices, we will examine the contributions of multiple streams of feminist thought — liberal, materialist, poststructuralist, postcolonial, woman-of-color feminisms, and feminisms of faith, for instance, and their interstices — and how they unsettle gendered binaries and essentialist understandings. Using a transnational lens to trace the ways in which gender intersects with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality and other registers of identity to produce complex structures of power and privilege in different locations and under differing historical conditions, we will examine their relevance to individual and collective experience, and how feminist thought might be applied to research, literature, art and education. The course is interdisciplinary, and weaves together a variety of theoretical, analytical, and creative texts.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements: class participation, autobiographical essay, presentation, a paper, and creative/literary group assignment.

Class Format:

Seminar

WOMENSTD 330 - Feminist Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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23260
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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23261
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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