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LET 211
Women, Gender and Cultural Production in the Global South

This course examines the intersections between race, class, gender, sexuality, power and resistance in the framing of cultural production from the global south. We will study the intellectual roots of woman-centered cultural systems and the relationship between culture, identity, and social change. Major topics include social justice theatre, the women of Negritude, South Asian women film directors and diaspora cinema, the role of documentaries in social critique,, testimonial literature as subaltern history, border poetics, and feminist eco-criticism.
Offered every third year beginning 2020-21.

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Brinda Mehta

Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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