Wilson

Selected Publications
Modern Japanese Women Writers as Artists as Cultural Critics: Miyamoto, Ôba, Saegusa. Portland, ME: MerwinAsia. October, 2012
Birds Crying by Minako Ôba (a 1985 novel). Ithaca, NY: Cornell East Asia Series, New Japanese Horizons. December, 2011
Gender Is Fair Game: (Re)Thinking the (Fe)Male in Minako Ôba’s Works. Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe. January, 1999

Fraser

Selected Publications:
1998 - African American Midwifery in the South: Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
1995 - Modern Minds, Modern Bodies: Reproductive Change in an African-American Community. In Conceiving the New World Order, the Global Politics of Reproduction. Rayna Rapp and Faye Ginsburg, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Cavalcante

Field

Corinne Field is Associate Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Virginia.  She is the author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) and co-editor with Nicholas Syrett of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present (New York University Press, 2015).

WGS 5140

A focus on a bloodless, non-violent revolution that is shaking the foundation of the Islamic Middle East and North Africa, a revolution with women writers at the forefront. An examination of the rhetoric and poetics of sex segregation, voice, visibility, and mobility in a spectrum of genres that includes folklore, novel, short story, poetry, biography, autobiography, and essay. This course section is for graduate students only.

WGS 2300

Examines the roles of deaf women inside and outside of the signing Deaf community. Using an interdisciplinary approach, considers such topics as language and cultural barriers, violence against women, sexuality, race, class, education, and work. Investigates disparities between deaf and hearing women and the choices available to d/Deaf women, individually and collectively, in contemporary culture.

WGS 2500

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WGS 3100

The course focuses on the complex interconnectedness between the allocation of space and power. It studies how in the last few decades women in motion desegregated predominantly masculine spaces, reconfigured the boundaries and hierarchies between the sexes, modified definitions of beauty, and altered gender relations. It examines the rhetoric and poetics of sex segregation, voice, visibility, and mobility in a spectrum of genres. 

WGS 3310

This course examines how television addresses women, how it represents women, and how women respond to the medium. It also examines the relationship between the female audience and television by focusing on both contemporary and historical issues.

WGS 3492

An introduction to feminist theory as refracted through film theory, engaging questions of the representation of women from the particular angle of the representation of women by women. How does the strategy of self representation effect our interpretation of the images? How does woman’s entry into the fine arts through photography in the 19th century echo in the practice and work of 20th century woman photographers?

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