Fall Term, 1997, Theme Semester Genders, Bodies, Borders


The Fall 1997 LS&A Theme Semester, Genders, Bodies, Borders, is jointly sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Women's Studies Program, and the International Institute. The topic was developed by a group of faculty and advanced graduate students who participated in the Differences Among Women: International Perspectives seminar during the summer of 1996.

The goal of the Theme Semester is to bring together gender studies and international studies. With this emphasis, international and comparative perspectives are brought into classes that center on women and gender issues, while issues about women and gender are integrated into area studies courses.

Genders, bodies and borders were found to be useful metaphors for approaching this work. "Genders" is a term which suggests cultural constructions of manhood and womanhood while "bodies" is suggestive of the biological and physical. The last term, "borders," refers to national boundaries and other geographic and topographic distances as well as the fluidity and interaction of the socially constructed aspects of gender and the `real.'

Forty-five classes in twenty-four departments are being offered within the Theme Semester. From the Differences Among Women summer seminar, six new classes were developed and are noted in the course listings below with an asterisk (*). Course descriptions can be obtained by picking up Theme Semester brochures in departmental offices or at Women's Studies. This information also resides on the Web at http://www.umich.edu/~irwg/theme/.

In the spirit of the Theme Semester, public lectures, films and performances are also being planned.

Afroamerican and African Studies

348/Dance 358. Dance in Culture: Origins of Jazz Dance. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Dances of Latinas/Latinos.
(Velez Aguayo)

470/Film-Video 470. Cultural Issues in Cinema. (3). (HU). (Ukadike)

489/English 479. Topics in Afro-American Literature. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 African American Writers and the Politics of Travel.
(Gunning)

630/History 666/WS 666. Latin American History. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Gender and Occidentalism: Engendering Power.
(Coronil)

American Culture

311. Topics in Ethnic Studies. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Dances of Latinas/Latinos.
(Velez Aguayo)
Section 002 The Writings of Latinas: Texts of the Borderlands. (Moya-Raggio)

Anthropology, Cultural

558. Current Issues in Ethnology. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 002 Blurred Genres: Autobiography, Ethnography, and Fiction.
(Behar)

658. Special Topics in Ethnology. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Gender and Occidentalism: Engendering Power.
(Coronil)
Section 003 Children and Childhood in a Changing Global Order. * (Stephens)

Asian Languages and Cultures

Buddhist Studies 252/Religion 250/WS 250.* Religion and Culture: Feminine and Masculine Images of Religious Experience. (3). (HU). (Gomez)

Comparative Literature

424. Literature and Other Disciplines. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Gender, Travel, and Transgression in 18th-Century Literature.
(Porter)

434. Comparative Studies in Poetry. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Sappho and the Lyric Tradition.
(Prins)

English

315/WS 315. Women and Literature. (3). (HU).
Section 002 Bodies and Borders: Contemporary Fiction.
(Robinson)
Section 004 Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe. (Simons and Traub)

417. Senior Seminar. (4). (Excl).
Section 005 Gender, Travel, and Transgression in 18th-Century Literature.
(Porter)

479/CAAS 489. Topics in Afro-American Literature. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 African American Writers and the Politics of Travel.
(Gunning)

Film and Video Studies

470/CAAS 470. Cultural Issues in Cinema. (3). (HU). (Ukadike)

Germanic Languages and Literatures

180. First Year Seminar. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Dead Bodies And Lively Borders: The Haitian Revolution in Literature, History, and Film.
(Rast)

822. Seminar in German Studies. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Fin-de-siècle Viennese Genders and Sexualities.
(Spector)

History


362/WS 362.* Women, Men and Nations: How Is Nationalism Gendered? (3). (Excl). (Eley)

397. History Colloquium. (3). (HU).
Section 005 Body and Culture in Japan and China.
(Tonomura)

589. Comparative History of Women in the United States and Europe: 1750-1950. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Gender and Social Transformations in Europe and the Americas.
(Caulfield, S. Rose)

591. Topics in European History. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 The History of Homosexualities.
(Puff)

620. Medicine and Health. (3, 4). (Excl).
Section 001 Women's Health in the World: A Persistence of Death and Malnutrition.
(Johnson and Hunt)

656. Studies in 19th Century European Intellectual History. (3, 4). (Excl).
Section 001 Fin-de-siècle Viennese Genders and Sexualities.
(Spector)

661. Studies in History and Psychology. (3, 4). (Excl).
Section 001 Feminist Approaches to Sexuality.
(Smith-Rosenberg)

666/WS 666/CAAS 630. Latin American History. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Gender and Occidentalism: Engendering Power.
(Coronil)

Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

165. College Writing. (4). (Introductory Composition).
Section 00? Deciding who lives: Reproduction in the New World Order.
(Adwere-Boamah)

Political Science

422/WS 422.* Feminist Political Theory. (3). (Excl). (Wingrove)

457.* Governments and Politics of India and South Asia. (3). (Excl). (Chhibber)

703. Approaches to Political Theory. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Feminist Political Theory.
(Wingrove)

709. Women and Politics. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Proseminar on Women and American Politics.
(Burns and Lin)

Psychology

120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).
Section 011 I, Too, Sing America: Culture and Psychology.
(Behling)

490. Political Psychology. (3). (SS).
Section 001 Gender in Leadership, War, and Nationalism.
(Winter)

571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology. (3). (Excl).
Section 002 Trauma: Experience, Repression, and Meaning.
(Hassinger)

808. Special Seminar. (1-4). Gra duate standing.
Section 001 Trauma: Experience, Repression, and Meaning. (3 credits).
(Hassinger)

Religion

250/Budd. Studies 252/WS 250.* Religion and Culture: Feminine and Masculine Images of Religious Experience. (3). (HU). (Gomez)

Residential College of LS&A

Core 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).
Section 00? Sexual Liaisons and Gender Politics in Latin American History.
(Caulfield)

Core 324. Readings in Spanish. (4). (Excl).
Section 002 Writing from the Border: The Politization of the Home and the Homeland.
(Lopez-Cotin)

Humanities 317. The Writings of Latinas. (4). (HU).
Section 001 Texts of the Borderlands.
(Moya-Raggio)


Romance Languages and Literatures

French 363. Caribbean Studies. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Desiring Across Borders: Métissage, Gender, and Identity in the French Caribbean. (in French).
(Hayes)

Italian 150. First Year Seminar in Italian Studies. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Writing Women in the Renaissance.
(Cornish)

Russian and East European Studies (REES)

405. Topics in Russian and East European Studies. (1-4). (Excl).
Section 001 The Fashioning of Women. (3 credits).
(Vainshtein)

490/Soc. 490/WS 492. Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective. (3). (Excl). (Göçek)

Sociology

105. First Year Seminar in Sociology. (3). (SS).
Section 002 Intergroup Relations, Conflict, and Community Building.
(Schoem)

447/WS 447.* Gender Roles and Status. (3). (SS). (Martin)

490/REES 490/WS 492. Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective. (3). (Excl). (Göçek)

595. Special Courses. (3). (Excl).
Section 002 Gender and Social Transformations in Europe and the Americas. (3 credits).
(Caulfield, S. Rose)

University Courses

151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).
Section 001 Women, Children, and Poverty in the 1990s.
(Sarri)

Women's Studies

150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender. (3). (HU).
Section 004 Multicultural Women Writers and Narratives of Education.
(Smith)

250/Religion 250/Budd. Studies 252.* Religion and Culture: Feminine and Masculine Images of Religious Experience. (3). (HU). (Gomez)

253. Special Topics. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Borderlands: The Textual Intersections of Nation, Race, and Gender.
(Doherty)

315/English 315. Women and Literature. (3). (HU).
Section 002 Bodies and Borders: Contemporary Fiction.
(Robinson)
Section 004 Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe. (Simons and Traub)

342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Women and Aviation.
(Herrmann)

347. Feminist Perspective on Lesbian Studies. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe.
(Simons and Traub)

362/Hist. 362.* Women, Men and Nations: How Is Nationalism Gendered? (3). (Excl). (Eley)

422/Poli. Sci. 422.* Feminist Political Theory. (3). (Excl). (Wingrove)

447/Soc. 447.* Gender Roles and Status. (3). (SS).
(Martin)

483. Special Topics. (3). (Excl).
Section 003 Self-Narration through Words and Photographs: Looking at constructions of the Self from a Feminist Perspective.
(Leonard and Stewart)
Section 004 Sappho and the Lyric Tradition. (Prins)
Section 005 The Fashioning of Women. (Vainshtein)
Section 006 Gender, Travel, and Transgression in 18th-Century Literature. (Porter)

492/Soc. 490/REES 490. Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective. (3). (Excl). (Goçek)

530. Theory Feminism. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Feminist Bodies.
(Stanton)

666/History 666/CAAS 630. Latin American History. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Gender and Occidentalism: Engendering Power.
(Coronil)

698. Special Seminar. (1-3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Trauma: Experience, Repression, and Meaning. (3 credits).
(Hassinger)
Section 002 Gender and Social Transformations in Europe and the Americas (3 credits). (Caulfield, S. Rose)
Section 003 Women's Health in the World: A Persistence of Death and Malnutrition. (3 credits). (Johnson and Hunt)
Section 004 Blurred Genres: Autobiography, Ethnography, and Fiction. (3 credits). (Behar)

702. Feminist Study of Gender and Sexuality. (3). Graduate standing.
Section 001 Feminist Approaches to Sexuality.
(Smith-Rosenberg)

Courses in Other Units (non-LS&A)

School of Art

Art 478. Collaborative Projects. (3). (non-LS&A).
Section 001 Self-Narration through Words and Photographs: Looking at constructions of the Self from a Feminist Perspective.
(Leonard and Stewart)

School of Music

Dance 358/CAAS 348. Dances of Latinas/Latinos. (3). (non-LS&A). (Velez Aguayo)

School of Nursing

Nursing 887. Special Topics. (3). Graduate standing. (non-LS&A).
Section 001 International Women's Health.
(Oakley)

School of Social Work

Doctoral (Div 771) 848.* Children and Childhood in a Changing Global Order (3). Graduate standing. (non-LS&A). (Stephens)

* These courses were developed in a summer seminar (supported by the Ford Foundation) on bringing together a focus on international and area studies concerns with attention to gender and women.


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