Fall 2019

Introduction to Feminist Philosophy: Subjectivity, Embodiment, and Situatedness

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-260  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-260


Lisa Kall (Section 01)


(Offered as SWAG 260 and PHIL 260) The course will introduce concepts that feminists and queer theorists have developed in continental philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism. It will further explore feminist philosophies of sexual difference developed primarily in the French feminist tradition. We will address the role of the lived body in feminist and intersectional theories of gender, sexuality, and identity; the relation between self and other; the situatedness of subjectivity; and the meaning of sexual difference. We will study texts by Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Luce Irigaray, Adriana Cavarero, Frantz Fanon, Judith Butler, and Sara Ahmed, among others. In addition to original philosophical texts, we will use a variety of interdisciplinary materials, such as film, literature, art, personal narratives, medical texts and empirical studies to approach the themes at hand.

Fall semester. STINT Fellow Käll.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019