Spring 2023 Women's Studies BC3138 section 001

AFFECT AND ACTIVISM

Call Number 00659
Day & Time
Location
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
318 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Manijeh Moradian
Type SEMINAR
Course Description

From love to anger to disappointment to hope, political activism mobilizes emotions towards certain ends but also generates new affective states and feelings along the way. This advanced seminar will familiarize students with feminist, anti-racist and queer scholarship on affect, feelings and emotion as intrinsic to politics and as crucial for understanding how political thought and action unfold in contingent and often unexpected ways. Mixing theoretical and cultural texts with case studies, we will look at how affect permeates structures of power and domination, embodiment and identity, and collective activist projects concerned with gender and sexual liberation. Students will have an opportunity to read theories of affect as well as to “read” activist movements for affect by working with archival documents (such as zines, manifestos, and movement ephemera) and other primary sources (such as memoir, photography and documentary film).

Web Site Vergil
Department Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 4:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Women's Studies
Number BC3138
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20231WMST3138X001