FEMINIST & QUEER DISABILITY ST

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
227
Institution: 
Smith College
In the essay “A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer,” writer-activist Audre Lorde forges pioneering connections between the work of social justice and the environmental, gendered, and healthcare inequities that circumscribe black and brown lives. Following Lorde’s intervention, this course examines contemporary feminist/queer expressive culture, writing, and theory that centrally engages the category of dis/ability. It will familiarize students with feminist and queer scholarship that resists the medical pathologization of embodied difference; foreground dis/ability’s intersections with questions of race, class, and nation; and ask what political and social liberation might look like when able-bodiedness is no longer privileged. Prerequisite: SWG 150. Enrollment limit of 20.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
10722-F18

Course Sections

FEMINIST & QUEER DISABILITY ST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jina Kim jbkim@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 MCCONN B15