T 22 The Politics Poetics of Embodiment Fashion Womens Health Cosmetic Surgery

T 22 the politics poetics of embodiment fashion

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T 2/2: The Politics & Poetics of Embodiment: Fashion, Women’s Health, & Cosmetic Surgery **In-class Film clips: Orlan interview/ short film, Audio from BH derm Fabio; Cindy Jackson et. al.** **Recommended Film: “Never Perfect”** Iris Marion Young, “Women Recovering Our Clothes”, in Benstock and Ferris, On Fashion (BB) Terri Kapsalis, Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum , Ch. 1 &5 (BB) Kathy Davis, “‘My Body Is My Art’: Cosmetic Surgery as Feminist Utopia?” (BB) Disciplining the Subject: Sexuality, Power, Discourse, & Normativity TH 2/4: **Critical Response Paper #1 Due** Foucault, The History of Sexuality vol. I , excerpts: Parts I & II; Part III p. 67-73; Part IV sec. 1&2; & Part V p. 151-159 WEEK 5 Making Sex/Beyond the Binary T 2/9: Gender as Spectrum: “Nature” & Intersex Identities Wittig in Nicholson Susan Kessler, “The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants” (BB) Recommended: Anne Fausto-Sterling, “The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough” (BB) TH 2/11: Troubling Gender: Masculinity/Femininity, Performativity, & Poststructuralist Theory **Film clips: “Boys Don’t Cry”, “Female Trouble”, “Some Like It Hot”; “Tough Guise”** Judith Butler, Undoing Gender , Intro, Ch. 1, Ch. 3, pp. 202-219 Butler in Conboy Judith Butler, Gender Trouble , Preface, Ch. 1, Ch. 3 & Conclusion, excerpts (BB) Karina Eileraas, “Hello Norma Jeane” (BB) Andrea Petersen, “A Campus Call for Mental Health,” Wall Street Journal (BB) WEEK 6 T 2/16: Genderqueering & Queer Theory: Compulsory Heterosexuality, LGBTQ Studies & Gender Fluidity 4
**Film clips: SNL “It’s Pat”; Ruby Rose, “Break Free”; Nan Goldin; Catherine Opie interview; Caitlyn Jenner; The Danish Girl or “Transparent” clip; Laverne Cox speech at USC Dec 2015”** Adrienne Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” (BB) J. Halberstam “F2M: Female Masculinity” (BB) Kate Bornstein, Gender Outlaw , excerpts (BB) Laurie Penny, “How to be a Genderqueer Feminist” (BB) “Back from Sufragette City” (BB) Kevin Duong, “Gender Trouble in France” (BB) Katie McDonough, “The New York Times Bungles Transgender Rights” (BB) SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE TH 2/18: Complicating Home, Nation, & the “Public/ Private Mirage”: Intersectionality, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, & Immigration **In-Class Film Clips: Williams Crenshaw; Mildred Howard’s Safe House Installation; New York footage of sexual harassment; Hollaback & TED talk re Cairo HarrassMap ** Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color” (BB) Anannya Bhattacharjee, “Whose Safety?: Women of Color and the Violence of Law Enforcement”, pp. 4- 9, 30-46, 51-52 (BB) Maajd Nawaz, “Why We Can’t Stay Silent On Germany’s Mass Sex Assaults” (BB) WEEK 7 T 2/23: Rape & Sexual Assault **Critical Response Paper #2 Due** **In-Class Film Clips: SNL “Is It Date Rape?” skit; Chrissie Hynde NPR interview re autobio; “Thelma &

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