21st Century Feminisms: Post, Popular, and Digital

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

21st Century Feminisms

Spring 2021

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: AX

CRN: 8857

Credits: 4

In the early 2000s, some people believed we had reached a "postfeminist" era. Rather than move beyond feminism, over the past two decades, feminism has become increasingly popularized. We now live in a world where feminist slogans emblazon overpriced t-shirts and global corporations like Nike and Dove sponsor advertising campaigns promoting girls' and women's empowerment. During this time, networked feminism has also changed both who and how people engage in feminist activism. Feminism is now mainstream. It has gone viral. But feminism's popularization has also come at a cost. This course examines post, popular, and networked feminisms in the twenty-first century. Students will read articles and books by feminist culture and media studies scholars such as Angela McRobbie, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Safiya Noble, and Jessica Ringrose. They will also research and interrogate the efficacy of several recent feminist events and movements (e.g., Slutwalk, MeToo, and the Women's March). Students will leave the course with a deeper understanding of contemporary feminisms and their inherent contradictions.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021