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Over the past few years, political debates about the futures of Eastern Europe both within and outside the region seem to have increasingly involved a gender and sexuality dimension. From Pussy Riot’s iconic performance in Moscow’s Christ-the-Savior cathedral to “white protests” by Belarusian women, to “gender wars” and campaigns against LGBTQ “propaganda” in East-Central Europe and Russia, the region’s development course has become impossible to discuss without addressing the questions of femininity, masculinity, and sexual and gender diversity. This graduate course (which is also open to advanced undergraduates) pursues three objectives: 1) to introduce debates about gender and sexuality outside Western feminist tradition and explore transnational connections between different strands of discourse in relation to gender and sexuality by examining debates on these themes in Eastern Europe over the past seventy years 2) to expand the knowledge about Eastern Europe and learn to unsee it as a monolithic formation that has a singular history or just one trajectory of development by studying cases from across the region 3) to develop skills in discourse analysis through an intersectional feminist lens and in academic communication, practice them in low-stake assignments throughout the course, and apply them in the final course paper. Course readings respond to interests of students pursuing both the Humanities and Social Sciences tracks they include theoretical discussions and fictional texts that explore socialist, postsocialist, and contemporary political and cultural contexts from the perspectives of gender equality, sexual diversity, postcolonialism, race, gender-based violence, democratization and Europeanization processes, religion, and migration.
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