Planning, Part II
PLEASE POST AGAIN BY 5 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, SO I'LL HAVE TIME TO SORT/THINK THROUGH OUR VARIOUS PROPOSALS...
since in class on Thursday we'll need to construct a shared syllabus that allows us to go on exploring critical feminist studies in ways that will continue to interest us all. I'm seeing below several postings that list multiple, multiple possibilities--for which yeah!...
...and want also to nudge us all to shape such lists into ordered, organized forms that recognize that there are 22 of us to be satisfied in this process. So, for example, trying to organize the various desires I heard expressed today, moving from the problematics of gender identities, through various sexualities, to the experiences of women, discriminated against as women (and discriminating "as" mothers!) around the globe, might give us
Mar 27-29: Kate Bornstein, My Gender Workbook (to begin--
again--by asking us to interrogate our own gender identities)
Apr. 3-5: Judith/Jack Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place:Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
[on Tues, Mar. 13, Halberstam, an English prof @ USC, will lecture here on
"Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the end of Normal"]
Apr. 10-12: Live Nude Girls Unite! (film) and The Sex Workers Project (website)
Apr. 17-19: Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs (photojournalism) and
Kamala Kempadoo, "Women of Color and the Global Sex Trade"
(Apr. 20: web event due)
T, Apr. 24: Dai Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (film, made of semi-autobio novel)
Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Th, Apr. 26: FINAL PERFORMANCES