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Courses - Spring 2024
WGSS
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Open Seats as of
06/21/2024 at 04:30 PM
WGSS488F
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Blackness, Gender, and Sexuality: Women Writing Self in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women,omen Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

In this broadly configured course, we examine the way that Black women write new narratives and possibilities for themselves in the midst of hierarchies and harms such as trans and homophobia, patriarchy, colonialism, ableism, and white supremacy. Multi-textual in content, we will examine visual art, songs, folklore, film, literature, policy and legislative reform as conduits for how Black women flip the script and imagine new possibilities for self and community. The texts we engage will reflect key moments, movements and events from the mid-twentieth century to the present day.