September 16, 2011

Feminism and Gender Theory syllabus

[I was going through some of the literature on feminism, and found it interesting, SINCE IT MAY HELP SOME ONE WHO wants to start reading Feminism from somewhere.So here it is.Thinking to publish useful pieces on feminsm for the benefit of the readers G B H]
1.Introduction Foremothers
2.Mary Wollstonecraft, "Of the Pernicious Effects which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society"
3.John Stuart Mill, "The Subjection of Women"
4.Martin Luther King Day
5.Margaret Fuller, “The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women”
6.Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
7.Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (excerpt)
8.Anglo-American Feminism, French Feminism, and Film Theory
9.Kate Millet, from Sexual Politics [A&C]
10.Second Wave Overview
11.Gayle Rubin, "The Traffic in Women"
12.Luce Irigaray, “Women on the Market”; “Commodities Among Themselves”td>
13.Maurice Blanchot, Helene Cixous, "The Laugh of the Medusa"
14.Monique Wittig, “One is Not Born a Woman”
15.Julia Kristeva, "Women’s Time"
16.Annette Kolodny, "Dancing Through the Minefield"
17.Laura Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”
18.Ethics, Law, and Feminism
19.Anette C Baier, "The Need for More than Justice"
20.Joan Tronto, “An Ethic of Care” [A&C]
21.Jean Hampton, “Feminist Contractarianism”
22.Martha Nussbaum, Women and Cultural Universals”
23.Catherine MacKinnon, “Difference and Dominance”
24.Susan Moller Okin, “Toward a Humanist Justice”; Drucilla Cornell, “Feminism, Utopianism, and the Role of the Ideal in Political Philosophy”
25.Postmodernism, Science, and Feminism
26.Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson, “Intro”
27.Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson, “Social Criticism without Philosophy”
28.Elizabeth Anderson, “Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defense”
29.Helen Longino, “Can There Be Feminist Science?”
30.Sandra Harding, “Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology”
31.Donna Haraway, “Cyborg Manifesto”
32.Postcolonialism, and Feminism
33.bell hooks, “Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory”
34.Barbara Smith, “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism”
35.Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” “Sexism”
36.Gayatri Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”
37.Gloria Anzaldua, "Towards a New Consciousness" from Borderlands
38.Lesbian, Gender, and Queer Theory
39.Adrienne Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”
40.Teresa de Lauretis, “Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation”
41.Gayle Rubin "Thinking Sex"
42.Judith Butler, from Gender Trouble
43.Eve Sedgwick, “Axiomatic”
44.Transgender and Masculinity Theory
45.Leslie Feinberg, from Stone Butch Blues
46.Sandy Stone “The Empire Strikes Back: A Post-Transsexual Manifesto”
47.Anne Fausto-Sterling, “How to Build a Man”
48.Judith Halberstam, from Female Masculinity (excerpt)