Fall 2014 • WMST 3710-003 Global Topics: Remembering Violence: Gender, Conflict and Cultural Memory Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-12:15pm HLMS 237 Professor Deepti Misri
In this interdisciplinary course we will explore the cultural afterlife of some key violent events in modern world history. Together we will examine literary fiction, memoir, cinema, graphic art and embodied performances, using a feminist lens to examine how the memory of gendered violence is shaped and passed on through cultural artifacts.
Possible texts may include Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India and Sabiha Sumar’s film Silent Waters on the Partition of India and Pakistan; Tahmina Anam’s A Golden Age and Rubaiyat Hossain’s film Meherjaan on Bangladesh’s liberation war of 1971; the iconic Diary of Anne Frank; memoirs & graphic art on the Kashmir conflict; J.M. Coetzee’s post-apartheid novel Disgrace; the photography of South African queer visual activist Zanele Muholi; & some Bollywood films on 9/11.
This course will fulfill the requirements for the South Asia Studies Certificate.
for more info contact : Women and Gender Studies Program
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0246