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WGSS 343
Representations of Racial-Sexual Violence from Enslavement to Emancipation Spring 2020
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 343 / INTR 343 / WGSS 343 / AMST 343

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This tutorial examines representations of and resistance to racial-sexual violence in American society, from colonial America to contemporary US culture. Interdisciplinary texts cover history, politics, literature, film, feminist studies, American studies, lgbtq and ethnic/black studies. Books include Southern Horrors; Intimate Matters; Scenes of Subjection; Trauma and Recovery; The Delectable Negro; At the Dark End of the Street; films include Birth of a Nation; Bush Mama; To Kill a Mockingbird. The primary focus is on racial and sexual vulnerability to violence and mobilization for freedom from the 18th-21st centuries.
The Class: Format: tutorial; students provide primary and response papers and discuss their analyses and theories of social and interpersonal violence
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 3312
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly primary and response papers
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference given to juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 343 Division II INTR 343 Division II WGSS 343 Division II AMST 343 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
JLST Interdepartmental Electives
WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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