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Calla E. Chancellor
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Women Studies

Exploration of specific problems and issues relevant to the study of women. Offered by visiting or resident faculty members.

Class description

I am teaching two separate WOMEN 290 Special topics in spring and summer quarters. See separate descriptions below:


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.


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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Calla E. Chancellor
Date: 02/28/2011