Topics in Rhetoric and Public Culture

R209 — Fall 2019

Freya Thimsen
Days and Times
11:15a - 12:30p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Feminist Rhetoric and Public Issues

Intensive Writing

This course will explore how various kinds of feminist rhet­oric address key public issues. Feminist rhetorical strategies are influenced by different feminist traditions and as­sumptions about how change happens. As we sort through these differences, we will ask: What does “feminism” mean today? Is there even a single meaning? These questions will be addressed in the context of controversial high-profile public issues such as sexual violence, mandatory paid maternity leave, representa­tions of transgender identity, and religious dress codes. Students will write essays about each public issue and do an in-class presentation about feminist rhetoric on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.

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