Gender Studies | Topics in Gender Studies: Gender, Violence & Autobiography
G104 | 27709 | Schusterbauer, E


In this course, we will use twentieth and twenty-first century U.S.
autobiographical writings as a site from which to consider the
gendered dimensions of experiencing and recounting personal
violence.  Working from an understanding of gender as socially
constructed and fluid, and an understanding of experience as
culturally-influenced rather than wholly personal, we will attempt
to understand the various ways in which autobiographical tellings of
violent experiences are impacted by gendered conventions and
expectations.