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  • Tags: gender and sexuality studies

Nature's Queer Performativity

Through a range of vivid examples drawn from scientific research (from social amoebas to lightening), Barad lays out how nature itself is queer, how it models queer communication through a performative rather than represnetative mode. Barad expands…

FRN 825:The Marquis de Sade: From materialist philosophy to popular culture and feminist theory

FRN 825 The Marquis de Sade.pdf
A graduate seminar that examines Sade's work (La Philosophie dans le boudoir) and his adaptation of 18th-century materialist philosophy, as well as Sade's impact on later feminist pro-sex authors like Virginie Despentes and Morgane Merteuil and…

WGSS 497: "Bad Mothers"

Bad Mothers.pdf
An undergraduate women's studies course that examines why women are often judged on their ability to have and raise children, and that charts the evolution of attitudes toward mothering. We begin by reading works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Sigmund…

History of Sexuality in Modern Science

LB333 syllabus Fall 2017.pdf
This upper-level undergraduate course examines scientists’ changing approaches to sexuality in a range of different societies from the beginning of sexology in the late nineteenth century to the revival of biological studies at the end of the…

Sex, Health, and Feminism in Trans-Pacific World

492 syllabus SP14.pdf
This senior seminar Health, Sex, and Feminism in the Trans-Pacific World explores issues of gender, sexuality, and health/illness in the contexts of nation states, colonialism, and post-colonialism, with a focus on four pertinent areas of conflict…

Comparative History of Sexuality, Health, and Illness

HST850 syllabus.pdf
The history graduate course explores histories of sexuality, health, and illness in the contexts of colonialism and post-colonialism between the mid-nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth-century, with a focus on pertinent issues such as…

FR597: The Abnormal Early Modern

The Abnormal Early Modern.pdf
A graduate seminar in French that examines texts from the 16th-18th centuries organized around the theme of abnormality. Students also read critical theory in gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and queer studies, among others.

FR543: Studies in the Enlightenment: Kinship, Community, and State

FR543 syllabus.pdf
A graduate seminar in French that examines 18th-century novels and poems from France and Haiti exploring the relation of kinship and community to the State. Students also read critical theory in psychoanalytic theory, gender and sexuality studies,…

WGSS 497: "Bad Mothers," Presentation of Cultural Object Assignment

Cultural Object Presentation.pdf
Description of cultural object presentation for Women's Studies course on mothers and mothering.

WGSS 497: "Bad Mothers," Creative Project description

Bad Mothers- Creative Project.pdf
Final project for Women's Studies course on mothers and mothering. Students have the option of creating an artistic piece or a blog that analyzes motherhood from multiple perspectives.