PHIL 320 Spring 2013 Recent Continental Feminist Theory (D)

Cross Listed as WGSS321
This course explores developments in recent feminist thought influenced by philosophical currents in France and Germany (poststructuralism and critical theory.) Depending upon the year in which the course is offered, we explore topics such as self and society, sexual difference, embodiment, critiques of reason, the psyche, new materialist theories, queer feminism, and transnational feminism. We will read from works by authors such as the following; Sandra Bartky, Iris Young, Judith Butler, Elizabeth Grosz, Luce Irigaray, Jessica Benjamin, Gayle Rubin, Rosi Braidotti, Eve Sedgwick, Lynne Huffer, Sara Ahmed, Jasbir Puar, and Wendy Brown. Fiction and film may also be included.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: some of the following: frequent short essays, two or three 4- to 5-page essays, class presentations, or a final project in lieu of one of the papers; students in the class will be consulted about alternatives to this plan
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Prerequisites: WGSS 101, and a second course in WGSS, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors and Philosophy majors
Department Notes: meets Contemporary Value Theory requirement only if registration is under PHIL
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: PHIL Contemporary Value Theory Courses,WGSS Feminist Theory Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 8-10
Class Number: 3403
PHIL320-01(S) SEM Continental Feminist Theory (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Jana Sawicki
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Paresky 112 3403
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