- Course Number: ENGL 265RP
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- Quarter: Winter 2024
Explores the relationship between textual and sexual cultures via the broad category of reproduction. We consider the conceptual status of reproduction itself – crucially, how it relates to the concepts of sameness and difference – alongside an exploration of particular historical and cultural formations (print, manuscript culture, bureaucracy, inheritance law) which articulate these relationships in a variety of ways. How do the frameworks of socialist feminism, queer theory, performance theory, and historical materialism treat these issues? Readings from Sophie Lewis, Christopher Chitty, Gabrielle Spiegel, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Louis Althusser, Walter Benjamin, Cornelia Vissman, and Hito Steyerl.