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Spring 2021 Reading Group

Feminist Utopias

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

In this reading group on Feminist Utopias, we explore literature, essays and history of women’s law reform movements through time. What difference will feminist governance make in society? Is it most effective to reform the current system or to imagine—and then build—an alternative one? Students will have the opportunity to develop their own concepts for utopian ideals in a sex-equal society.

Readings include:

Herland– Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Power-Naomi Alderman

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff (eds.)

A Room of One’s Own– Virginia Woolf

The Creation of Feminist Consciousness– Gerda Lerner (excerpts)

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21.