GSFS 0291

Feminist Joy

Feminist Joy
In this course we will examine a range of discourses about pleasure, happiness, and joy as well as explore these topics more experientially. How have feminists interrupted gendered, raced, and ableist notions of happiness? As Sara Ahmed asks, can there be joy in being the “killjoy”? What is the role of laughter and joy in survival, anti-oppression work, and healing from trauma? We will trace the "pleasurable feminisms" of leading Black feminists and sex positive feminists such as Audre Lorde, adrienne maree brown, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gayle Rubin, Betty Dodson, as well as investigate our own inherited and intentional perceptions of pleasure. Assignments will include research, writing and workshops. 3 hrs. lect.
Gender Sexuality &Fem. Studies
PrgGender/Sexuality/Fem. Study
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Spring 2025

GSFS0291A-S25 Lecture

Spring 2024

GSFS0291A-S24 Lecture (Wright)

Spring 2023

GSFS0291A-S23 Lecture (Wright)

Spring 2022

GSFS0291A-S22 Lecture (Wright)