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REL 313
Humans and Bodies: Theories of Embodiment Fall 2020
Division II
Cross-listed WGSS 303 / REL 313

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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.
The Class: Format: seminar; Remote synchronous learning
Limit: 12
Expected: 10
Class#: 2694
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Students will be required to take notes on course readings, write 1-2 page weekly response papers, and submit a final paper at the end of the course.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Religion Majors, WGSS Majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 303 Division II REL 313 Division II

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