Preliminary Course Schedule

 WEEK ONE

 

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

 

WEEK TWO

 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.”

Or

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.”

 

WEEK THREE

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.”

WEEK FIVE

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.

 

SPRING BREAK

 

*** BEGIN READING AUDRE LORDE’S BOOK ZAMI OVER SPRING BREAK. ***

 

WEEK EIGHT

Tuesday March 27th

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Thursday, March 29th

Zami, continued…

 

FRIDAY, 3/30—ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE; Must be emailed by 5pm

 

WEEK NINE

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’.

 

WEEK TEN

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.”

 

WEEK ELEVEN

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

 

WEEK TWELVE

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

 

WEEK THIRTEEN

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.

 

 

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