Feminist Literary and Cultural Criticism

L389 — Spring 2022

Rebekah Sheldon
Days and Times
1:15 - 2:30p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Reproductive Acts

Few topics are as central to feminist thought as the values and meanings assigned to maternity. In this course, we will read a range of feminist writings about pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, and parenting from the fields of philosophy, political science, science and technology studies, queer and trans theory, and feminist literary and cultural theory. We will also have encounters with art, memoir, film, TV, and fiction. The goal of our reading will be to explore the strangeness of reproduction in its many contemporary forms.