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Sep 27, 2019 by Suzanne Cassidy (cassidys)
FREN 392 C1: Queering No Afr Subjectv
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:24:17 GMT
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:12:37 GMT
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School of Arts and Sciences
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Queering No Afr Subjectv
This seminar will explore the ways in which literary and visual representations of sexual difference and gender roles disrupt the cultural imagination of everyday life in North Africa and its Diasporas. Special attention will be given to representations of Arab women and queer subjectivities as sites of resistance against dominant masculinity. We will analyze the ways in which representations of gender have allowed for a redeployment of power, a reconfiguration of politics of resistance, and the redrawing of longstanding images of Islam in France. Finally, we will question how creations that straddle competing cultural traditions, memories and material conditions can queer citizenship. Course taught in English.
Also Offered As
AFRC t.B.D - Course AFRC t.B.D not Found
COML t.b.d - Course COML t.b.d not Found
ENGL tBD - Course ENGL tBD not Found
GSWS tbd - Course GSWS tbd not Found
One-term course offered either term
Cross Cultural Analysis
Alexandra Gueydan Turek
Part Time Lecturer
Place in Curriculum
Maghrebi writers comprise an important part of modern French literature and culture. This course will study writers from the Maghreb region or first- or second-generation Maghreb writers born or living in France.
-To focus on representations of Arab women and queer subjectivities as sites of resistance against dominant masculinity.
-To analyze the ways in which representations of gender have allowed for a redeployment of power, a reconfiguration of politics of resistance, and the redrawing of longstanding images of Islam in France.
-To question how creations that straddle competing cultural traditions, memories and material conditions can queer citizenship.
Methods of Assessment
Number and size of paper(s) assigned
1 mid-term paper (7-8 pages plus bibliography). Final research essay (between 3,500-4,000 words double-spaced (including bibliography and footnotes).
Number and type of exams
Active class participation and weekly posts. Attendance at each class is mandatory. At least 1 class presentation on the week's readings (15 minutes).
Cross Cultural Analysis
How does the course examine the social values, institutions, and patterns of organization of a culture from within its own perspective?
The course focuses on texts that come from a particular cultural formation and that describe institutions and exemplify social values operating in that cultural formation.
How does the course consider the relationships AMONG the following aspects of the culture(s) in question: art, religion, literature, philosophy, social behavior and institutions, and responses to other cultures?
It analyzes how representations of gender interact with and inflect not only religion, philosophy and aesthetics, but also institutions and even more so, everyday life.
If the course focuses on a particular element in a culture, can you explain how it relates that element to other more general aspects?
The course focuses on representations of Arab women and of queer subjectivities in that culture and it examines their interacting with dominant masculinist tropes.
How does the course teach students the methods required for sensitive and critical cultural analysis, such as the informed reading of texts, artifacts, and social institutions?
Attendance at class is mandatory and students are expected to come to class prepared to actively participate in class discussions of that day's readings. Students will also lead at least one class discussion based on class readings (15 minutes). Through class reading and informed discussions, students will improve their ability to apply sensitive and critical cultural analysis to the materials studied in class.
Cultural Diversity in the US
The course should examine one or more of the following forms of differentiation: race/ethnicity, immigrant status, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation. Which does it emphasize?
The course may emphasize a comparative perspective within a particular classification scheme (for example, African Americans and Hispanics). If so, please describe:
The course may examine the intersection between two or more of these means of differentiation (for example, race and immigrant status, minority status and sexual orientation). If so, please describe:
The course should address issues of inequality, stratification, and power. Please explain how it does so.
What is the primary method of analysis for the course? (For example, analysis of social scientific data, critical reading of literature, and so forth.)
Quantitative Data Analysis
Who is the course intended for?
Sample assignments or exam questions.
Do students actively analyze and interpret quantitative data? Explain.
Do students interpret quantitative data to evaluate hypotheses and/or to understand phenomena in the real world? Explain.
What types of quantitative analyses are included in the course? For example, do students learn concepts of random variability and elementary level of statistical analysis of data?
Do students learn formal structures of thought and how to apply them to understand phenomena in the real world? Explain.
If the course also engages students in the statistical analysis of empirical data, is the preponderance of attention give to formal structures implicated in deductive reasoning rather than on inductive reasoning from data to empirical generalizations? Explain.
Types of Analysis: What types of formal analysis are included in the course? For example, do students learn concepts of mathematics, formal logic, formal linguistics, computation and algorithmic thinking, decision theory, or some combination of these?
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