Radical Female Voices: Cross-cultural Perspectives


INSTRUCTOR: Niurca Marquez


SCHEDULE: Wednesday, 2:00PM-3:15PM

Course Description

In this course, we will explore themes around place-making and positioning (in arts, humanities and sciences) from a feminist perspective. We will engage with the writings of Audre Lourde, Gloria Anzaldúa, Simone de Beauvoir, bell hooks, Adriana Cavarero, Hannah Arendt, and adrienne maree brown, among others. We will move beyond the jargon to the core of the issues at hand and see how positioning as action and concept can shift behavior and policy. We will engage with a variety of voices to see how culture, age, race, class and a series of other conditions shape the discourse. The course utilizes both published works and a series of entries from more recent online platforms that catalyze change. In particular, we will engage with two ongoing online forums: Voices in Movement an online hub for discussion, transnational exchange, and communication on and about activism and issues/themes concerning Black women and gender expansive people, and Las Extraterrestres (The Aliens) on Event Horizons, a transnational practice-based activation of social media platforms aimed at destabilizing patriarchal authority and dynamics.

*This course will include a VSA component.