Sem/Fem Print Culture 60s-70s
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/21/2020||5/4/2020||MW||9:10am - 10:30am||HS 232|
Feminist Print Culture of the 1960s and 1970s
Written material, from novels to newsletters, were essential features of the liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. So, too, were the presses, bookstores, and archives where they were produced, sold, and collected. In this seminar, we will explore the literature of the women’s liberation movement, the conditions of its production, and the legacies of this work for feminist movements today. The course involves heavy reading assignments by individual writers including Audre Lorde, Adriene Rich, Pat Parker, Joan Nestle, Maxine Hong Kingston, Shulamith Firestone, and Cherie Moraga, as well as material produced by groups such as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, the Combahee River Collective, and the Furies. We will seek understanding of these works using race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation as categories of analysis.
This course may be used to satisfy the Capstone requirement for English majors; Fill out a Capstone Declaration Form in the main English office to do so.
This course satisfies the Capstone requirement for all English Literature majors.
In Spring 2020 this course satisfies a post-1800 literature requriement for English majors.