Gender Studies | Seminar in Gender Studies: Feminist Theory, Classic Texts & Founding Debates
G498 | 27750 | Maher, J


This course explores what are considered some of the founding texts
of contemporary feminist theory.  These works ask basic questions
about identity, ethics, knowledge, sexuality, etc.  Such works have
emerged in relation to a variety of theoretical discourses, such as
Marxism, structuralism, cultural studies, and others.  We will
examine the intellectual history of feminist theory and its
resonance with more recent trends in gender studies.  As an advanced
class, I expect a familiarity with the basic tenets of Anglo-
American feminist theory.