NEWReading Group Winter Term: ①The Argonauts ②The Many Feminist Perspectives on India

Friday,November 29,2019

CGS Reading group Fall term 2019: Join us!

Every term the Center for Gender Studies (CGS) at ICU hosts student-led reading groups in which we read together a book closely. Certain books may be difficult to read by ourselves, but when we read together it’s better. We can ask each other when we don't understand, and we can continue enjoying our reading together!
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①The Argonauts

Title: The Argonauts
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Year of publication: 2016

This genre-bending memoir offers a fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of falling in love with a fluidly gendered partner, as well as a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. The author binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic thinkers have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Her insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of care taking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book (based on the publisher's description).

Hosting Dates:

Fridays 12:00-13:00

First Session:

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Location:

Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University ERB-1- 301

Organizer:

Florence Maher, Master's degree candidate in Peace Studies

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②The Many Feminist Perspectives on India: Reading Recent Articles

In this group, we will read various short articles, relating to issues of gender and sexuality in India, which will include women's mobilization in public spaces, the queer rights movement, and the different feminisms visible in different parts of India. The articles discussed would be from the work of the group organizer Priyanka Borpujari, who is an award-winning journalist from India and is currently a student at ICU. In the first session, we will have an overview of two articles: one about the idea of the identity of "Indian woman", and the second, a story from a brothel in a small town in India.

Hosting Dates:

Tuesdays 12:40-13:45

First Session:

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Here are the 2 readings for this first session, in case any of you would want to read them before coming in:

Location:

Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University ERB-1- 301

Organizer:

Priyanka Borpujari, MA Peace Studies, ICU

Argonauts Poster.pdf

Feminist Perspectives Poster.pdf

Winter reading Poster.pdf



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