Digital Feminisms

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Digital Feminisms
Spring 2024
Taught By: Kate Eichhorn
Section: A

CRN: 10800

Credits: 3

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.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:14am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024