[Yayoi Kusama]

Wednesday, January 3
Introduction to the Course - What is Feminist Thought and Why Does it Matter?

Friday, January 5
Goals & Intentions writing assignment due at 5pm to Canvas

Monday, January 8
bell hooks. 1991. “Theory as Liberatory Practice.” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 4(1): 1-12.
Sara Ahmed. 2017. “Introduction: Bringing Feminist Theory Home.” From her Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke University Press. Pages 1-18.
Rebecca Solnit. 2014. “Men Explain Things to Me.” In her book of the same title. Chicago: Haymarket Books. Pages: 1-15.
Biographical sketches by: Prof. Alexy

Wednesday, January 10

Sojouner Truth. 1851. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Delivered at Women's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio.
Simone de Beauvoir. 1949 [2011]. The Second Sex. Translated by Constance Borde and‎ Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. New York, Vintage. Read: “Introduction,” pages 3-17.
Sherry Ortner. 1972. “Is Female to Male as Nature to Culture?” Feminist Studies 1(2): 5-31.
Biographical sketches by: Olajumoke

Monday, January 15
No class in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Wednesday, January 17
Michael Allen Fox. 2005. The Accesible Hegel. Amherst NY: Humanity Books. Pages: 119-127.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. 1977 [1807]. “Self-Consciousness” from his Phenomenology of Spirit. Translated by A.V. Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pages: 104-119.
Susan Buck-Morss. 2000. “Hegel and Haiti.” Critical Inquiry 26(4): 821-865.
Biographical sketches by: Gabrielle

Monday, January 22
Peter Singer. “The First Marxism” and “Economics.” From his Marx: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pages:
32-38 and 59-77.
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. 1848. “The Manifesto of the Communist Party.” Republished in Tucker, Robert, ed. 1978. The Marx-Engels Reader. 2nd Edition. New York: Norton. Pages: 469-500.
Karl Marx. 1852. The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. New York: International Publishers. Pages: 13-26, which include Frederick Engel’s preface.
Biographical sketches by: Marlee

Wednesday, January 24
Linda Nicholson. 1997. “Feminism and Marx: Integrating Kinship with the Economic.” Collected in The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory. New York: Routledge. Pages: 131-146.
Gayle Rubin. 1997 [1975]. “The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of Sex.” Collected in The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory. New York: Routledge. Pages: 27-62.
Biographical sketches by: Shauna

Monday, January 29
Betty Friedan. 1963. The Feminine Mystique. New York: Norton. Read: Chapter 1 “The Problem that has No Name” and Chapter 2 “The Happy Housewife Heroine.” Pages: 15-68.
Biographical sketch by: Angela

Wednesday, January 31
Arlie Hochschild with Anne Machung. 1989. The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home. New York: Penguin. Pages: 1-60.
Biographical sketches by: Courtney

Monday, February 5
Butler, Judith. 1990. Gender Trouble. London: Routledge. Pages: “Preface (1990)” and “Subjects of Sex / Gender / Desire,” xxvii - 44.
Biographical sketch by: Chandani

Wednesday, February 7
Optional - Emily Martin. 1991. “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles.” Signs 16(3): 485-501.
Optional - Heidi Hartmann, Ellen Bravo, Charlotte Bunch, Nancy Hartsock, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Linda Williams and Maria Blanco. 1996. “Bringing Together Feminist Theory and Practice: A Collective Interview.” Signs 21(4): 917-951.

Monday, February 12
Luce Irigaray. 1985. “This Sex Which is Not One.” From her collection of the same title. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Pages: 23-33.
Adrienne Rich. 1980. “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence.” Signs 5(4): 631-660.
Biographical sketches by: Alexandra

Wednesday, February 14
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. 1990. “Epistemology of the Closet.” In her book of the same title. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pages: 67-90.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. 2003. “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, You’re So Paranoid You Probably Think This Essay Is About You.” In her Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham: Duke University Press. Pages: 123-152.
Biographical sketch by: Sam

Monday, February 19
Antonio Gramsci. Prison Notebooks. Please read short selections from “General Introduction” and “The Intellectuals.” Pages: xvii - xviii and 12-13.
R. W. Connell. 1987. “Sexual Character.” From her Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Pages: 167-190.
Biographical sketches by: TBD

Wednesday, February 21
Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra. 2002. Y: The Last Man. Vol. 1: Unmanned. New York: Vertigo. [You can buy a copy, or it’s on reserve at Shapiro.]

Monday, March 5
John Berger. 1972. Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin. Pages: 45-64.
Laura Mulvey. 1975. “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” In her Visual and Other Pleasures. New York: Palgrave. Pages: 14-27.
Alison Bechdel. 1985. “The Rule” in her Dykes to Watch Out For.
Biographical sketches by: Samrawit

Wednesday, March 7
Catherine A. Lutz and Jane L. Collins. 1993. Reading National Geographic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Read: Chapters 1, 4, and 7.
Biographical sketches by: Liz

Monday, March 12
W.E.B. Du Bois. 1996 [1903]. “Of Our Spiritual Strivings.” From his The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Penguin. Pages: 3-12.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, editor. 2017. How We Got Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Chicago: Haymarket Books. Read: Introduction, The Combahee River Collective Statement, and Interview with Barbara Smith, pages 1-69.
Biographical sketches by: Mia

Wednesday, March 14
Patrcia Williams. 1988. “On Being the Object of Property.” Signs 14(1): 5-24.
Patricia Hill Collins. 1990. “The Politics of Black Feminist Thought.” From her Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Pages: 3-23.
Kimberle Crenshaw. 1991. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.” Stanford Law Review 43(6): 1241-1299.
Biographical sketches by: Delesiya

Monday, March 19
Sherine Hamdy,‎ Coleman Nye,‎ Sarula Bao,‎ and Caroline Brewer. 2017. Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [You can buy a copy, or it’s on reserve at Shapiro.]
Barbara Ehrenreich. 2009. “Smile or Die: The Bright Side of Cancer.” From her Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America. New York: Picador. Pages: 15-44.

Wednesday, March 21
Audre Lorde. 1980. The Cancer Diaries. San Francisco: Aunt Lute. Pages: 7-79.
Biographical sketches by: Allison

Monday, March 26
Kate Rushin. 1981. “The Bridge Poem.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: xxxiii-xxxiv.
Audre Lorde. “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” and “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.” From her Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley: Crossing Press. Pages: 40-44 and 110-113.
Cherríe Moraga. 1981. “La Güera.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: 22-29.
Mitsuye Yamada. 1981. “Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: 30-35.
Biographical sketches by: TBD

Wednesday, March 28
Barbara Cameron. 1981. “Gee, You Don’t Seem Like an Indian from the Reservation.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: 41-47.
Jo Carillo. 1981. “And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: 60-61.
Gloria Anzaldúa. 1981. “Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers.” From This Bridge Called My Back. Pages: 163-172.
Roxane Gay. 2014. “Reaching for Catharsis: Getting Fat Right (or Wrong) and Diana Spechler’s Skinny.” In her Bad Feminist. New York: Harper Collins. Pages: 109-120.
Lindy West. 2016. “Hello, I am Fat.” From her Shrill. New York: Hachette Books. Pages: 86-107.
Biographical sketches by: TBD

Monday, April 2
Susan Stryker. 2006. “(De)Subjugated Knowledges: An Introduction to Transgender Studies.” From The Transgender Studies Reader, edited by Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle. New York: Routledge. Pages: 1-18
Stephen Whittle. 2006. “Where Did We Go Wrong? Feminism and Trans Theory - Two Teams on the Same Side?” From The Transgender Studies Reader. Pages: 194-202.
Sandy Stone. 2006. “The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto.” The Transgender Studies Reader. Pages: 221-235.
Biographical sketches by: Mari

Wednesday, April 4
Eli Clare. 2013. “Body Shame, Body Pride: Lessons from the Disability Rights Movement.” The Transgender Studies Reader 2. New York: Routledge. Pages: 261-265.
Evan Towle and Lynn M. Morgan. 2006. “Romancing the Transgender Native: Rethinking the Use of the “Third Gender” Concept.” From The Transgender Studies Reader. Pages: 666-684.
S.P.F. Dale. 2018. “Gender Identity, Desire, and Intimacy: Sexual Scripts and X-Gender.” From Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict, edited by Allison Alexy and Emma E. Cook. Forthcoming from the University of Hawai’i Press.
Biographical sketches by: Youna

Monday, April 9
Lila Abu-Lughod. 2002. “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and its Others.” American Anthropologist 104(3): 783-790.
OPTIONAL - Gayatri Chakavorty Spivak. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” Originally published in Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Pages: 66-111.
Biographical sketches by: Mahal

Wednesday, April 11
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. 2014. Bitch Planet, Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine. Portland: Image Comics. [You can buy a copy, or it’s on reserve at Shapiro.]
Sara Ahmed. 2017. “A Killjoy Survival Kit.” From her Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke University Press. Pages 235-250.

Monday, April 16
No new reading due.