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Summer 2021 Women's Studies BC3138 section 001
AFFECT AND ACTIVISM

Call Number 00173
Day & Time
Location
MW 9:00am-1:10pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Orsolya Lehotai
Type SEMINAR
Course Description From love to anger to disappointment to hope, political activism mobilizes emotions towards certain ends but also generates new affective states and feelings along the way. This advanced seminar will familiarize students with feminist, anti-racist and queer scholarship on affect, feelings and emotion as intrinsic to politics and as crucial for understanding how political thought and action unfold in contingent and often unexpected ways. Mixing theoretical and cultural texts with case studies, we will look at how affect permeates structures of power and domination, embodiment and identity, and collective activist projects concerned with gender and sexual liberation. Students will have an opportunity to read theories of affect as well as to “read” activist movements for affect by working with archival documents (such as zines, manifestos, and movement ephemera) and other primary sources (such as memoir, photography and documentary film).
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 05/03-06/14 (A)
Department Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 7 students (15 max) as of 9:07PM Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Subject Women's Studies
Number BC3138
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Note Pre-req:WMST BC2140 Critical Approaches Soc and Cult Theory
Section key 20212WMST3138X001

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