Analyze an Artefact:you may select a film, an art piece, a music video, an episo

Analyze an Artefact:you may select a film, an art piece, a music video, an episode in a TV show (live action or animated), or a podcast episode that can be easily accessed online and write a paper where you will explore in greater detail the modes that:
For creative pieces, such as a film, poem, visual art, creative non-fiction, etc., identify:
1.Key themes
2.The socio-historical, political, and/or cultural context
3.How gender, race, sexuality, class, and other categories are represented (e.g., what is being critiqued? Is the representation celebratory? Is one category foregrounded over another? Are they treated as divisible, rather than overlapping? Do they challenge or reinforce common stereotypes?)
4.How this creative piece connects to the (other) readings assigned for that section or other sections.
5.And pose one question that thinks across the materials in that section.
Section I Introduction to Gender, Race, & Sexuality
December 27: First Discussion Post Due by 11:59pm
The Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement”
Jesse Schotter, “‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Is the Perfect Read If You’re Struggling Under Pandemic Housework” Electric Lit
Film (Optional): Howl’s Moving Castle(Available on Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max)
Section II Situating Intersectionality
December 30: Second Discussion Post Due by 11:59pm
Passion, “Colour Me Black” Intersect Antigua (Listen to Passion reading it here)
Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” At the Bottom of the River
Tressie McMillan Cottom “Dying to Be Competent” Thick and Other Essays (Content Warning: This is an emotionally intense read)
Zenzele Isoke, “Race and Racialization” The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory
Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”
YouTube: Audre Lorde, “A Littany for Survival”
Section III Anti-Colonial Geographies
January 3: Third Discussion Post Due by 11:59pm
Chandra Mohanty, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” in Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity
Jacqui Alexander, “Not Just Any Body Can Be a Citizen: The Politics of Law, Sexuality and Postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas”
Gloria Wekker, “Mati-ism and Black Lesbianim: Two Idealtypical Expressions of Female Homosexuality in Black Communities of the Diaspora”
Music Video: Princess Anita, “Tek Sunita (Nadia’s Reply)”
Section IV Querying & Queering the Field
January 6: Fourth Discussion Post Due by 11:59pm
January 7: Annotated Anti-Bibliography Due by 11:59pm
Adrienne Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”
Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory”
Gabrielle Bellot, “The Beauty and Terror of Passing as a Woman” Vice
Akilah, “Un/furled” Intersect Antigua
Ethan Knowles, “Passing Through”Intersect Antigua
TV Series (Optional): “Pose” Episode 1 (Available on Netflix)
Section V Imagining Freedom Otherwise
January 10, Fifth & Final Discussion Post Due by 11:59pm
UPDATE : adrienne maree brown, “Introduction,” “Section One: Who Taught You to Feel Good,” “Love as Political Resistance” Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (These are short and very accessible reads)
Ro(u)ted by Our Stories Collective, “Stories the Mangroves Hold: Reflections on Indo-Caribbean feminist Community Archiving”
Sherine Powerful et al., “Thriving Despite, Worlds-Shifting through Corona” Intersect Antigua
Music Video: Janelle Monae, “Make Me Feel”

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