Senior Seminar 2017 Book Club

Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed


“For whom is your feminism? How do we occupy space, in higher education? How can we de-colonize the mind? Who is producing knowledge and how is it being produced?” – SR

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, Alexis Pauline Gumbs


“the first time I thought of you, you were swimming, towards you, through me. first time i thought i was drowning in a world that needed you in it or it would disappear. first time i knew you existed the rest of the history of the world popped like a bubble unready and my body wanted only future, only you. the first time i felt you move we were deep underwater under something built to keep us under and i couldn’t see anything but I understood there was something above everything. above everything despite everything I would find fresh air and breathe again. above everything despite everything I would free you. my best idea yet” (Gumbs 2016, 13). -SR

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, Sarah Schulman


“I suggest that we have a better chance at interrupting unnecessary pain if we articulate our shared responsibility in creating alternatives” (Schulman 2016, Kindle Locations 191-194). – SR


Women Who Make a Fuss: The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf, Isabelle Stengers & Vinciane Despret


“Women who did enter institutions of knowledge production, ‘refused to separate their pursuit of knowledge from the question of who produces this knowledge and how it is produced’ (Stengers & Despret 2014, 29).” -SR

Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittany Cooper, Susana M Morris & Robin M. Boylorn


“The goal is not and was never to be a homogenous group of feminists with identical views and values. We don’t all think alike, do feminism alike, get crunk alike, or approach this work alike” (Cooper, Morris & Boylorn 2016, Kindle Locations 327-329) – SR

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, Jessa Crispin


“Author, Jessa Crispin, challenges the ‘status quo,’ monotonous route modern day feminism has taken to, writing feminism has ‘become entirely pointless’ (Intro).” – SR


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