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Spring 2018-2019
COM 542 / GSS 542 / SPO 556 / ENG 542   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Women and Liberation: Feminist Poetics and Politics in the Americas (1960s to the present)

Susana Draper

This course aims to explore different forms that the question of liberation has taken in writings by women philosophers and poets whose work helped to create cultural and political movements in the U.S. and Latin America. Starting in the 1960s, the course touches upon different philosophical concepts and poetic figures that have shaped the language of women's struggles (intersectionality, black and third world feminism, subalternity and feminist epistemologies, capitalist accumulation and "witch"-hunting, (re)transmission of knowledge).

Sample reading list:
Angela Davis, Women, Race & Class; The meaning of freedom and other essays
Nelly Richard, Masculine/Feminine: Practices of difference(s)
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider
Diamela Eltit, Fourth World
Raquel Gutiérrez, Rhythms of Pachakuti
Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41233 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:30:00 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:15