21st Century Feminisms

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

21st Century Feminisms

Spring 2022

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: A

CRN: 10776

Credits: 3

[Tracks C, M] In the early 2000s, some people believed we had already arrived in 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 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 may now be mainstream, but why did it become increasingly visible during this period and at what cost? More importantly, how has feminism become entangled with neoliberalism? This course examines post, popular, and networked feminisms in the twenty-first century. Students will read articles and books by scholars such as Angela McRobbie, Nancy Fraser, David Harvey, Rosalind Gill, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Safiya Noble, and Jessica Ringrose. Students will also engage in a semester-long research project on one contemporary feminist event, movement, or phenomenon. [Tracks C, M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 5:40am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022