Calla E. Chancellor
Exploration of specific problems and issues relevant to the study of women. Offered by visiting or resident faculty members.
I am teaching two separate WOMEN 290 Special topics in spring and summer quarters. See separate descriptions below:
SPRING QUARTER 2011:
WOMEN 290: (Special Topics): Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Queer Visual Cultures.
This course will focus on themes and modes of visual representation while introducing you to central concepts in queer scholarship. Spanning a number of disciplines in the arts, social sciences and humanities, and covering a wide range of topics such as political economies, identities, history, media, and globalization we will look at theoretical frameworks for thinking critically about how sexuality is constituted by, and helps constitute, modes of power and social difference such as race, gender, ability, and class.
SUMMER QUARTER 2011:
WOMEN 290: (Special Topics): Transnational Feminisms in Film and Media
Designed as an introduction to transnational feminisms and media studies, this course focuses on media, film and other visual arts through transnational feminist perspectives. Toward this end, we will explore the role that visual images play as well as the conditions and possible effects of representability in gendered and racialized discourses of bodies, labor, identity, nationality, and belonging.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Short lectures, small and large group discussion
Class assignments and grading