Composting Readings 2015

#1 COMPOSTING Feminist, Queer and Anticolonial Perspectives in the Environmental Humanities

Tuesday September 15, 2015 4-5:30 pm

Key Text:

  • Povinelli, Elizabeth. “Transgender Creeks and the Three Figures of Power in Late Liberalism.” differences  26.1(2015): 168-187.

 

#2 COMPOSTING Genealogies of Ecological Feminist Thought

Tuesday October 13, 2015 4-5:30 pm

Key text:

  • Sandilands, Catriona. The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy. Minneapolis: UMinn Press, 1999.  (Introduction: Mothers, Natures, and Ecofeminists; Part I: On the Subject of Ecofeminism (chapters 1-4); Conclusion: The Lack of Conclusiveness )

Optional:

  • Sandilands, The Good-Natured Feminist (Part II: The Quest for a Radical Democratic Politics – chapters 5-8)

 

#3 COMPOSTING Air

Tuesday November 16, 2015 4-5:30 pm

Key text:

  • Irigaray, Luce. The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger. Trans. M. Marder. UT Press, 1999. Chapters 1, and 2.

Optional:

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#4 COMPOSTING Environmental Futures

Tuesday December 15, 2015 4-5:30 pm

Key text:

  • Ahmed, Sara. “Happy Futures” in The Promise of Happiness (Durham: Duke UP, 2010): 160-198.

Optional:

  • Cooper, Melinda. “Turbulent Worlds: Financial Markets and Environmental Crisis” Theory, Culture & Society 27 (March/May 2010): 167-190
  • Cuboniks, Laboria. Xenofeminist Manifesto: A Politics for Alienation. http://www.laboriacuboniks.net/ (Published online 2015)
  • Edelman, Lee. No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (Durham: Duke UP, 2004).
  • Gunaratnam, Yasmin & Clark, Nigel. “Pre-Race, Post-Race: Climate Change and Planetary Humanism”, Dark Matter 9.1 (July 2012) http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2012/07/02/pre-race-post-race-climate-change-and-planetary-humanism/
  • Grosz, Elizabeth. “The Future of Feminist Theory: Dreams for New Knowledges” in Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics and Art (Durham: Duke UP, 2011): 74-86.
  • Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Feminism in the late Twentieth Century” in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York: Routledge, 1991): 149-182.

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