DIG 340 Calendar

Foundations

Tuesday, January 13 (Week 1)

  • Introduction to the class and key terms

Thursday, January 15

  • Donna Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century” from Simians, Cyborgs, and Women (1991) (Moodle)

Tuesday, January 20 (Week 2)

  • Scenes from Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)—Read the Wikipedia entry, and dive in and out of the many version online, such as this or that
  • Anne Balsamo, Introduction and Chapter 1 from Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (1996) (Password-Protected PDF)

Thursday, January 22

  • Julian Dibbell, “A Rape in Cyberspace” from Flame Wars (1994) (Password-Protected PDF)
  • Francesca Bray, “Gender and Technology.” Annual Review of Anthropology 1 (2007): 37–53. (e-journal)

The Cyborg Body

Tuesday, January 27 (Week 3)

  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Preface, Letters, and Chapters 1-7 (i.e. Volume I)
  • Launch of Blogging Circles

Thursday, January 29

  • Frankenstein, Volume II

Tuesday, February 3 (Week 4)

Thursday, February 5

Identity and Performance

Tuesday, February 10 (Week 5)

Thursday, February 12

  • Shelley Jackson, Patchwork Girl

Tuesday, February 17 (Week 6)

Thursday, February 19

Tuesday, February 24 (Week 7)

Thursday, February 26

March 3 and 5 (Week 8)

  • Spring Break

Work and Play

Tuesday, March 10 (Week 9)

Thursday, March 12

Tuesday, March 17 (Week 10)

  • In-class Gender Hack: meet directly in B110 in the Library

Thursday, March 19

Tuesday, March 24 (Week 11)

Thursday, March 26

  • Gone Home (2013)

Tuesday, March 31 (Week 12)

Thursday, April 2

  • Continued readings on videogames and gender

Activism and Hacktivism

Tuesday, April 7 (Week 13)

  • No Class on April 7 (Easter Break)

Thursday, April 9

Tuesday, April 14 (Week 14)

Thursday, April 16

  • Introductory paragraph of Final Project Due
  • Draft of final project due by 10am on Monday, April 20!

Tuesday, April 21 (Week 15)

  • Final Project Conferences

Thursday, April 23

  • Final Project Conferences

Reprise: Cyborgs

Tuesday, April 28 (Week 16)

  • Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives (1972)
  • Blogging Portfolio due by 10am on Wednesday, April 29!

Thursday, April 30

  • The Stepford Wives

Final Paper due by May 5

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