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Judith A Howard
HUM 596
Seattle Campus

Humanities Research Seminar

Explorations of current research in the humanities, most frequently with interdisciplinary emphasis. Offered by selected UW faculty and scholars-in-residence.

Class description

This seminar will coincide with the conference, "Feminist Dialogues on Social Justice: Forging Articulations Between US-based Anti-Racist and Transnational Feminisms," to be held on October 28-29, 2005, at the UW. In the seminar we will read and discuss key works by those who will be attending as keynote speakers and facilitators, as well as by other related feminist scholars who will be visiting the UW campus in fall quarter 2005. Key themes for the conference, and for this associated seminar, include 1) Societally Sanctioned Violences, referring to explicitly or implicitly socially sanctioned violence in all of its forms; 2) Diaspora and Migrations, including recent scholarship on migrations and diaspora as grounds for interrogating nationalism and transnationalism, and as sites for rethinking political identities, sameness and difference, citizenship discourses, sovereignty, indigeneity; 3) Sexual Subjects, Transnational Dialogues, addressing issues such as how sex and sexuality figure in international discourses of identitarian belonging and social justice. The seminar will be run as a reading group, with active participation by all. Assignments will consist primarily of responsibility for facilitating discussions, and reflection papers on readings and on conference presentations.

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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 Amy Hale
Date: 09/19/2005