Preliminary Course Schedule
Tuesday, January 24th
Jonathan Culler. “What is Theory?”
Avery Gordon. “Theory and Justice.”
Judith Butler and Joan Scott. Introduction to Feminists Theorize the Political.
Supplemental Readings- Jonathan Culler “Identity, Identification and the Subject” and “Appendix: Theoretical Schools and Movements.”
Thursday, January 26th
Bring One Discussion Question to Class
Deborah B. Gould. “Introduction: Why Emotion?” In Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT-UP’s Fight Against AIDS.
Carole McCann and Seung-Kyung Kim. Introduction to Part One pgs 13-25. FTR
Bell Hooks. “Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression.” FTR
Tuesday, January 31st
FORUM POST DUE
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, “Introduction” FTR
Elizabeth V. Spelman. “Gender and Race: The Ampersand Problem in Feminist Thought.”
Maxine Baca Zinn, et al. “Gender through the Prism of Difference.”
Donna Kate Rushin. “The Bridge Poem.” FTR
The Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement.” FTR
Thursday, February 2nd
Kimberle Crenshaw on intersectionality.
Audre Lorde. “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”
Audre Lorde. “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.”
Tuesday, February 7th
PROVOCATIONS ESSAY 1 DUE
June Jordan. “Report From the Bahamas” FTR
Yen Le Espiritu. “Ideological Racism and Cultural Resisitence.”
Cherrie Moraga. “La Güera.”
Gloria Anzaldua, “La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness.” FTR
Jason Schultz. “Getting Off on Feminism.”
Thursday, February 9th
Judith Butler. “Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of ‘Postmodernism’” In Feminist Theorize the Political.
Donna Haraway. “Ecce Homo, Ain’t (Ar’n’t) I a Woman, and Inappropriate/d Others: The Human in the Post-Humanist Landscape.” In Feminists Theorize the Political.
Chantal Mouffe. “Feminism, Citizenship, and Radical Democratic Politics.”
WEEK FOUR-- GENDER & DISCOURSE
Tuesday, February 14th
EXPLORE SCHOLARLY JOURNALS; POST 1 PARAGRAPH ON WHAT WAS FOUND ON FORUM
Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.”
Stuart Hall. “Foucault: Power, Knowledge and Discourse.”
Foucault, Michel. Excerpt from The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1. “We ‘Other Victorians’” and Chapter 2 “Method.”
Thursday, February 16th
Sally Driscol. “Outlaw Readings: Beyond Queer Theory.”
Biddy Martin. “Sexualities without Genders and Other Queer Utopias.”
Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano. “De-constructing the Lesbian Body: Cherrie Moraga’s Loving in the War Years.”
Tuesday, February 21st
Eve Sedgewick. Introduction to Epistemology of the Closet.
Gayle Rubin. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality.”
Thursday, February 23rd
PROVOCATIONS ESSAY 2 DUE
3 Chapters from Playing with Fire- Students read one; present in groups of 3-4
Judith Butler. “Critically Queer”
Stacey Yong. “Dichotomies and Displacements: Bisexuality in Queer Theory.”
Gary Lehring. “Essentialism and the Political Articulation of Identity.”
WEEK SIX—TRANSGENDER STUDIES
Tuesday, February 28th
(Show “Two-Spirit” in Marlboro Library)
ONE PARAGRAPH PROPOSAL DUE ON LIT. REV. TOPIC & SPRING BOARD ARTICLE
Leslie Feinberg, “Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come.”
Susan Stryker. “Transgender Studies: Queer Theory’s Evil Twin
Thursday, March 1th
David Valentine. Part One In Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category.
WEEK SEVEN-- RACE/ SEXUALITY
Tuesday, March 6th
PROVOCATIONS ESSAY 3 DUE
Evelynn Hammonds. “Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality.” In Feminism & ‘Race’.
E. Patrick Johnson. “ ‘Quare’ studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know about Queer Studies I Learned from my Grandmother.” In Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology.
Thursday, March 8th
Siobhan Sommerville. Chapter One on Scientific Racism and the Homosexual Body.
*** BEGIN READING AUDRE LORDE’S BOOK ZAMI OVER SPRING BREAK. ***
Tuesday March 27th
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Thursday, March 29th
FRIDAY, 3/30—ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE; Must be emailed by 5pm
Tuesday, April 3rd
(Show the Spectre of Hope)
Melissa W. Wright. “Introduction: Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism.”
Martinez and Garcia. “What is Neoliberalism?”
Wednesday April 4th—Extra Credit Viewing of Life & Debt
Thursday April 5th
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Introduction and “Under Western Eyes” In Feminism Without Borders.
Aihwa Ong. “Colonialism and Modernity: Feminist Re-representations of Women in Non-Western Societies.” In Feminism & ‘Race’.
Tuesday, April 10th
Caren Kaplan. “The Politics of Location as Transnational Feminist Critical Practice.” In Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices.
Bacchetta, Campt et al. “Transnational Feminist Practices Against War.”
Thursday, April 12th
PROVOCATIONS ESSAY 4 DUE
Lila Abu-Lughod. “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?”
Jasbir K. Puar and Amit S. Rai. “Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism an the Production of Docile Bodies.”
Tuesday, April 17th
Patricia Hill Collins, “Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images.”
Thursday, April 19th
Dorothy Roberts. Excerpt from Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty.
Andrea Smith. Chapter on Sterilization from Conquest
Tuesday, April 24th
Heidi Nast. “Queer Patriarchies, Queer Racisms, International” Antipode (34)5
Matthew Sothern. “(Un)Queer Patriarchies: Or ‘What We Think When We Fuck’
Thursday, April 26th
Jasbir Puar. “A Transnational Feminist Critique of Queer Tourism.”
Excerpt from From a Native Daughter
Tuesday, May 1st
Joey Mogul, Andrea Smith and Kay Whitlock. Chapter 2 “Gleeful Gay Killers, Lethal Lesbians and Deceptive Gender Benders: Queer Criminal Archetypes” and/or Chapter 3 “The Ghosts of Stonewall: Policing Gender, Policing Sex” In Queering (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.
Maybe short article on killer lesbians.