Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Mar 26, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASRC 6207 - Black Feminist Theories: Sexuality, Creativity, and Power

(crosslisted) COML 6465 , ENGL 6207 , FGSS 6207  
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

C. Boyce Davies.

This course examines black feminist theories as they are articulated in the cross-cultural experiences of women across the African Diaspora. We will explore a variety of theories, texts and creative encounters within their socio-political and geographical frames and locations, analyzing these against, or in relation to, a range of feminist activisms and movements. Some key categories of discussion will include Black Left Feminism, Feminist Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean and African feminisms. Texts like the Combahee River Collective statement and a variety of US Black feminist positions and the related literature as well as earlier black feminist articulations such as the Sojourners for Truth and Justice will also be engaged. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own research projects from a range of possibilities.

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