ENGL 9932 Ph.D Seminar:Gender, Politics and Nationalism (Spring: 3 )
This course investigates the myriad ways class, race/color, and the "idea" of woman shape women's lives within national and transnational contexts. Specifically, it explores the contested relationship between women and the nation-state as the latter is informed by race and gender politics in the Caribbean. Emphasis on this geographic region allows for analyses of questions regarding post-colonial identity, citizenship, and nationhood. Within feminist and post-colonial theories, "nation" has been highly contested, particularly in its changing relations to feminism and women's movements globally. We engage these shifting theoretical perspectives as we grapple with the relationship between gender, nation, and politics.
Instructor(s): Rhonda Frederick
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13