ENGL 5305 Feminist Theory
This course will introduce graduate students to important conversations and methodologies in feminist theory as it appears in English studies. How do literary texts reflect social and cultural issues related to gender, sex, race, or sexuality, among other vectors? How do literary texts contributed to the social and cultural production of gender, sex, race, and sexuality, among other vectors? Feminist theory helps us explore answers to these questions about reading and meaning-making in literature. In this course, we will examine cultural (re)productions of texts by recursively applying a variety of theoretical lenses from feminist theory including theories about the female body, queer studies, critical race studies, and disability studies, among others, to a literary text of your choice.