Student Responses to Judith Butler's Gender Trouble
On this day of class, you have a choice of a few readings (this is a bit different from described on the syllabus). Here are your options:
Please see the syllabus for your writing assignment.
OPTIONAL: For those of you still interested/confused on the differences between Simone Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray, and Judith Butler from the previous class, click here for a relevant lecture. The lecture considers the following three questions: What is Beauvoir's existentialist meaning for "becoming woman" and how does it reframe feminist thought? What is Irigaray's understanding of the question of woman in Beauvoir's Second Sex? How does Butler "queer" feminist philosophy by offering a post-structuralist take on Beauvoir's Second Sex?