Tuesday, March 22

PAPER #2 DUE. Take a literary text, that is a book, short story, film, television episode or season of a television series and use ideas from at least three theoretical writings from the assigned textbooks to analyze its relation to a disagreement in feminism. As we have seen feminist theorists don't all share the same priorities or approaches. Discuss how the literary text represents one sort of feminism but might be seen as politically problematic from at least one different feminist perspective. For instance, some feminists believe sex workers have agency, others don't; some feminists believe transwomen aren't really women, most do. Choose a literary text for analysis that is long and detailed enough to give you material for a paper between 2,500 and 3,000 words long. On the other hand, if you choose a novel or a season of a TV series, you will need to narrow the focus to certain aspects of it. For more details, review Writing Assignments and Grades.

Film in class: Ma vie en rose.