Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

Stories of Embodiment

Julie-Ann Scott Pollock

In the current era, binaries of gender, interrogation of citizenship, race, and belonging, and questions of health, wellness, aging, disability and weight are being questioned and interrogated. This course will draw upon scholars in communication studies, gender studies, sociology, education, English and creative writing to grapple with what it means to live in bodies that are categorized and judged by the culture and era we are in. Students will move from readings, to discussion to analysis, to crafting their own stories (creative nonfiction, autobiography, or adapted from interviews) of living in a cultural body over the course of the semester. Final projects will result in a creative artifacts for final portfolios. 


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