WGS 391 • FOUNDATION II: FEMINIST THEORIES
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course will provide an introduction to major theoretical texts in feminist and gender studies. Designed for students in the M.A. Program in Women's and Gender Studies, it is open to others with the permission of the instructor. Assignments and Grading: One oral report (10%); one five-page position paper that addresses one or two theoretical texts (20%); and one final ten-page paper that discusses an issue or dilemma in feminist theory in relation to the student's own field or a proposed research project (50%). Class participation will count 20%. Required Texts: All texts will be on two-hour reserve at PCL. Most will also be available for purchase at the UT Coop. Sophocles: Antigone in The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus. Trans. Robert Fagles. Penguin. ISBN 0808577123 Butler: Antigone's Claim: Kinship between Life and Death. Columbia UP. ISBN 0231118945 Beauvoir: The Second Sex. Vintage 0679724516 Joan Landes: Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of the French Revolution. Cornell 0801494818 Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Norton 0393955729 Engels: The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State. Penguin 0140444653 Woolf: A Room of One's Own. Harvest 0156787334 Woolf: Three Guineas. Harvest 0156901773 Arendt: The Human Condition. U of Chicago 0226025985 Myrdal: Women's Two Roles: Home and Work. On reserve. HD 6053 M9 1968 PCL Gilligan: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development Harvard UP 0674445449 Pateman: The Sexual Contract. Stanford UP 0804714770 Kristeva: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. Columbia UP 0231053479 Baty: American Monroe: The Making of a Body Politic. U of California Press 0520088069 Bourdieu: Masculine Domination. Polity Press 0745622658 The Judith Butler Reader. Ed. Sara Salih. Blackwell. 0631225943 The Black Feminist Reader. Ed. James & Sharpley-Whiting. Blackwell. 0631210075 Feminism, the Public, and the Private. Ed. Joan B. Landes. Oxford Readings in Feminism. Oxford UP 0198752024 The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory. Ed. Nicholson. Routledge. 0415917611 Selected essays.