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What is the body? Does the body precede culture, or is the body a product of society? How does the self relate to the body? How are sexual, racial, and gendered identities formed in and through the body? And how does the self sense its “own” body, or how does the body sense and make the self? In this course, we’ll query and theorize embodiment through examining classical approaches (e.g., Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty) as well as more recent queer (e.g., Butler), trans (e.g., Salamon), and posthuman (Haraway) theories of embodiment.
Format: seminar; Remote synchronous learning
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
Religion Majors, WGSS Majors
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit: