The Schedule

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Our class meets for lecture on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:25-12:15PM in LC100. Then (also on Tuesdays and Fridays) we have section from 12:30-1:20PM in HUM118

Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing edited by Holly Hassel and Christie Launius.

You must complete readings before the class session for which they are assigned. We have one required book for this course that is available at the bookstore and for loan at the library.

Additional Readings
Required readings from other sources will be posted here on The PDFs page (you will receive the password in class.)

Meeting Schedule

CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW/ICE!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Course Introduction: The Promise of Feminism
Speaker:   Drs. Bryant, Hewett, Devlin O’Sullivan, and Pabón


PART 1: FEMINIST FOUNDATIONS

In this section of the course, we devote class sessions to key conceptual tools and frameworks that we will draw on throughout the remainder of the semester.

Friday, January 25 | Feminist Foundations: Gender and Sex

Readings:

  • TC: “The Social Construction of Gender” pages 29-51

Speaker: Dr. Karl Bryant


Tuesday, January 29 | Feminist Foundations: Gender and Sex, continued

Readings:

  • TC: “The Social Construction of Gender” pages 52-78
  • Online: Hall, Kim Q. 2015. “Gender,” in Keywords for Disability Studies

Speaker:  Dr. Karl Bryant


Friday, February 1 | Feminist Foundations: Sexuality

Readings:

  • Online: McRuer, Robert. 2015. “Sexuality,” in Keywords for Disability Studies

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Bauer

Click here–> Intro to WGSS_SP19_2.1_Bauer to download Powerpoint Slides from Lecture!


Tuesday, February 5 | Feminist Foundations: De/Colonization

Readings:

  • PDF: Ramirez, Renya. 2007. “Race, Tribal Nation, and Gender: A Native Feminist Approach to Belonging,”  Meridians, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2007), pp. 22-40.

Speaker: Dr. Meg Devlin O’Sullivan


Friday, February 8 |  Feminist Foundations: Privilege and Oppression

Readings:

  • TC: Privilege and Oppression pages 89-113
  • Online: Adams et al. 2015. “Disability,” in Keywords for Disability Studies

Speaker:  Dr. Heather Hewett


Tuesday, February 12 | CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW/ICE!


Friday, February 15 | Feminist Foundations: Privilege and Oppression

Readings:

  • TC: Privilege and Oppression pages 113-131
  • PDF: Adrienne Rich “Towards a Politics of Location”

Speaker:  Dr. Karl Bryant

In Section: Review “Who Am I” Assignment


Tuesday, February 19 | NO CLASS (MONDAY SCHEDULE) BUT MAKE UP WORK FROM SNOW DAY: DUE 2/22 before class!

Feminist Platforms: Art

  1. Read PDF: Linda Nochlin, “Why Are There No Great Women Artists?,” ArtNews
  2. Watch on KANOPY: Reclaiming the Body  OR

    Woman Art Revolution

  3. Complete Quick Write on Essay and Film:  http://bit.ly/PabonQW2

PART 2: FEMINIST PLATFORMS

In this section of the course, we address specific topical areas and issues that have been the subject of feminist thought and action.

Friday, February 22 | Feminist Foundations: Intersectionality

Readings:

  • TC: Intersectionality pages 141-179

Speaker: Dr. Jessica N. Pabón

 


Tuesday, February 26 | Feminist Platforms: Environment

Readings:

  • PDF: Gaard, Greta. “Ecofeminist Revisited”

Speaker: Dr. Kate McCoy

Assignment Due: “Who Am I?” Presentations in section


Friday, March 1 | Feminist Platforms: Family

Readings:

Speaker:  Dr. Heather Hewett

Assignment Due: “Who Am I?” Presentations in section


Tuesday, March 5 | Feminist Platforms: Education and Pedagogy

Readings:

  • PDF: Teaching to Transgress Excerpt
  • PDF: Yoas, “I went to College”
  • PDF: Joni L. Jones, “Sistadocta: Performance as Critique of the Academy”

Speaker: Dr. Robyn Sheridan


Friday, March 8 [International Women’s Day]| Feminist Platforms: Beauty

Readings:

  • PDF: Selections from WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly special issue on Beauty (2018):
    • Pérez-Rosario, Vanessa. “On Beauty and Protest” pp. 279-285.
    • White, Michele. “Beauty as an ‘Act of Political Warfare’” pp. 139-156.
    • Gentles-Peart, Kamille. “Controlling Beauty Ideals: Caribbean Women, Thick Bodies, and White Supremacist Discourse” pp. 199-214.

Speaker: Dr. Jackie Berry


Tuesday, March 12 | Feminist Platforms: Economy

Readings:

  • TBD

Speaker: Dr. Leigh Dodson


Friday, March 15 | Feminist Platforms: Health

Readings:

  • PDF: Chinyere Oparah Bonaparte. 2015. “Introduction,” in Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth, pages 1-15.
  • PDF: Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Deirdre English. 2010. “Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers” pp. 1-24.

Speaker: Sascha Conterelli and Maria Mendoza of the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (http://nysalm.org/)


March 18 – March 22 SPRING BREAK

 


Tuesday, March 26 | Feminist Platforms: Science

Readings:

  • Angela Johnson et. al., “Common Challenges Faced by Women of Color in Physics, and Actions Faculty Can Take to Minimize Those Challenges,” The Physics Teacher 55, 356 (2017).

Speaker: Dr. Catherine Herne


Friday, March 29 |  Feminist Platforms: Reproductive Justice

Readings:

  • PDF: Ross, Loretta, et al, “Introduction” Radical Reproductive Justice

Speaker: Dr. Meg Devlin O’Sullivan


Tuesday, April 2 |Feminist Platforms: Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence

Readings:

Speaker: Emma Morcone, Deputy Title IX Coordinator SUNY New Paltz

Assignment Due: Feminist Platform Essay by 5PM


PART 3: FEMINIST ACTIONS

In this section of the course, we examine a number of specific sites and movements where feminists have worked to create individual and collective change.


Friday, April 5 | Feminist Actions: Doing Feminism

Readings:

Speaker: Dr. Jessica N. Pabón


Tuesday, April 9 | Feminist Actions: Electoral Politics

Readings:

Speaker:  Dr. KT Tobin


Friday, April 12 | Feminist Actions: The Movement for Black Lives, #BlackLivesMatter, & #SayHerName

Readings:

  • PDF: Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement” (United States, 1977), pgs. 325-330.
  • PDF: Garza, Alicia. Interview with Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor in How We Get Free, pgs. 145-175.
  • Suggested: http://www.blacklivesmattersyllabus.com/

Speaker: Hudson Valley BLM Representative


Tuesday, April 16 | Feminist Actions: Majoring in WGSS & Student Activism

Readings:

  • PDF: Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff, “Women’s and Gender Studies Graduates as Change Agents: Six Profiles”

Speakers: Student Speakers moderated by Dr. Karl Bryant


Friday, April 19 |  Feminist Actions: Writing for Change

Readings:

Speaker: Dr. Heather Hewett


Tuesday, April 23 | Feminist Actions: Transnational Feminism

Readings:

  • PDF: United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women Speeches (1995), pp. 402-414
  • Online: Patricia Valoy, “Transnational Feminism,” Everyday Feminism

Speaker: Dr. Heather Hewett


Friday, April 26 | Feminist Actions: Living a Feminist Life

Readings:

  • PDF: Ahmed_Feminist Killjoy Toolkit and Manifesto

Speaker: Drs. Bryant, Hewett, Devlin O’Sullivan, and Pabón


Tuesday, April 30| Feminist Action: Respectability and Rage

Readings:

  • Online: Read 4 of the 9 (or all!) of the “The Future is Furious” Series https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/the-future-is-furious

Speaker: Dr. Jessica N. Pabón


Friday, May 3 | Feminist Action: Radical Love

Readings:

  • PDF Excerpts from hooks, bell  All About Love: New Visions pages xv-14 AND 207-237.

Speaker: Dr. Meg Devlin O’Sullivan


Tuesday, May 7 | Course Wrap-up

Friday, May 17, 2019 | Final Exam Day

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in section room

Assignment Due: Liberating Action Presentations

Twitter:

  • How am I implicated in today’s lecture? How can I apply, and/or how do I relate, to today’s topic?

 

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