Embodiments

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Gender Studies
Course Number: 
333EM
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
(Em)bodi/ment: body/mind. How does our culture fantasize about severing them? Where is there ever pure mind, pure body? Who counts as able, as broken, or as food? How does discipline, punishment, and usefulness come into play? What is agency and knowledge in relation to embodiment? We will study different 'problem' cases of embodiment where the fabric of culture begins to unravel: athletics, birthing, breeding and assisted reproduction, chronic illness, dairy, disability, drugs, dying, fatness, pregnancy, queerness, sexuality, speech ('disorder'), and others. Much of the seminar's agenda will be driven by students' own research and interests in studying embodiment.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors; Prereq: GNDST-101.
Variable Credit Comments: 
First years require special permission
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
99085

Course Sections

Embodiments
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Christian Gundermann cgunderm@mtholyoke.edu M 01:15PM-04:05PM Shattuck Hall 318