Five College Consortium

Feminist & Queer Theory

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Gender Studies
Course Number: 
221QF
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
We will read a number of key feminist texts that theorize sexual difference, and challenge the oppression of women. We will then address queer theory, an offshoot and expansion of feminist theory, and study how it is both embedded in, and redefines, the feminist paradigms. This redefinition occurs roughly at the same time (1980s/90s) when race emerges as one of feminism's prominent blind spots. The postcolonial critique of feminism is a fourth vector we will examine, as well as anti-racist and postcolonial intersections with queerness. We will also study trans-theory and its challenge to the queer paradigm.
Comments: 
Prereq: GNDST-101.
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 #: 
104811

Course Sections

Feminist & Queer Theory
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Christian Gundermann cgunderm@mtholyoke.edu TTH 02:55PM-04:10PM Shattuck Hall 318