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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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ENG 273-01 - Transnational and Postcolonial Feminisms

4 credits (Fall)
Feminisms are now understood and multiple and complex, intersecting with race, sexuality, nationality, region, religion, and economic strata. Postcolonial theory, globalization theory, and the study of political economy have transformed our understanding of feminist concerns and projects in different parts of the world. In this course we will study theoretical and literary texts to understand the challenges and possibilities of transnational feminism. The course will explore themes of migration, borderlands, embodiment, and ecofeminism among others. Readings for the course come from different parts of the global South and minority communities in the North-Mexico, Bangladesh, ‘Rhodesia,’ the Caribbean, India, and parts of the United States-and will include writings by Chandra Mohanty, Lila Abu-Lughod, Uma Narayan, Aniruddha Dutta, Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands, Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms, Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy, and selections from Revathi’s The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story

Prerequisite: ENG 120  or ENG 121  for majors; for non-majors, ENG 120 , ENG 121 , GWS 111  or third-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Kapila