[Englmajors] Spring course, "New Material Feminisms"
UW English Advising
engladv at uw.edu
Wed Mar 7 10:02:27 PST 2012
CHID 480, New Material Feminisms
Instructor: Stacey Moran
Gender theorist Judith Butler has come to represent not only the epitome of theoretical jargon, but also a flight from the material. It is unquestionable that discursive methods like Butler’s – social construction, deconstruction, and poststructuralism – have been instrumental for feminism in the last few decades. But some claim that feminism’s retreat from the real has left feminism at an impasse, preventing productive engagements with science, medicine, environmentalism, and other disciplines. In response to this gap, a new ‘Materialist Turn’ is happening in feminist theory. This course examines the turn to new materialisms, exploring its potentials for politics, science studies, corporeality, environmental feminisms, queer theory, theories of race and ethnicity, and cultural studies.
Readings include: Karen Barad, Elizabeth Grosz, Evelyn Fox Keller, Claire Colebrook, Donna Haraway, Vicki Kirby, Elizabeth Wilson, Moira Gatens, Genevieve Lloyd
Lecturer, Comparative History of Ideas
University of Washington
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
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