A multidisciplinary introduction to some of the major conversations and methodologies in feminist theory (e.g., materialist feminism, standpoint epistemologies, psychoanalysis, discourses of sexuality and the body, transnational feminism, postcolonialism and decolonization). Critical readings of landmark and more recent feminist texts, and discussion of gender in relation to other categories of analysis including sexuality, race, class, nation, disability and religion.
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This course aims to familiarize students with the history of modern feminist thinking, and the many divergent strands of contemporary feminist thought. The course involves heavy reading assignments from the 18th-21st centuries, and discussion of gender in relation to other categories of analysis including sexuality, race, class, nation, disability, and religion.