Courses

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Fall 2021 Required Courses

Introduction to Feminisms - Cross listed

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Fall 2021 Undergraduate Electives

 

Fall 2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Hybrid Courses

 

Fall 2021 Graduate Courses

 

Fall 2021 CGWS Courses

Course listed through the Consortium for Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) housed at MIT - Visit gcws.mit.edu for cross-registration information.

Course Name Instructor Time Location Description
Comedy and Gender in the U.S.:
Counterpublics, World-Making, and the
Politics of Pleasure
Sherman, David and Lazarus, Ginger W 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. MIT This course will examine comedic strategies for feminist and queer critique, counterpublic formation, and world-making. It will take an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural politics of laughter and will address satire, carnival, the absurd, joke-telling rituals, the grotesque, farce, camp, the aesthetics of profanity, creative subversion, and transgressive play.
Workshop for Dissertation Writers Kaplan, Carla T 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. MIT This workshop is designed for feminist dissertators from all disciplines and at all stages of the dissertation process. We will combine theories of interdisciplinarity and intersectionality as well as histories of academic writing and its protocols (as well as its secret rules) with practical instruction in how to become better/more comfortable writers and get more writing done. Readings will cover important related topics such as balancing writing and activism, the racial, sexual and gender politics of the academy, the politics of acknowledgement, feminist voice, women’s anger and self-care. We will work together to both build a supportive community and to break down the process of a dissertation into short, tangible, manageable activities and task; short writing exercises will include practical training in those tasks.