NEW344Y1: Body Matters: Oppression, Solidarity and Justice

Hours: 
48L

Through lectures, small-group discussions and experiential activities, explores how intersecting cultural stories impact our bodies and how stories inscribed upon us shape and constrain our relations, perceptions, experiences and vulnerabilities as embodied subjects. Draws on work in cultural studies, critical race and decolonial theory, gender studies, queer, trans and disability theory and fat studies to ask: Whose bodies matter? How do bodies come to matter? And, how are we - as embodied beings - engaged in acts of rewriting, resisting and otherwise transforming the body means and what it can do?

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Society and its Institutions (3)