Intro to "Gender + Culture" Reading List

By some Christmas Miracle, my desperate need for summer employment was met with a quick and dirty offer to teach WMST 209: Intro to Gender & Culture (in Media/Technology) at the University of Northern BC starting next week and going until Mid August. WTF. So Awesome. I'm stoked. There's 25 ppl in the class and my only objectives are to 1. Make them Angry at Patriarchy and 2. Get them HOOKED on Twitter. There's so much to cover for a second year theoretical/content-based survey course. This is the full reading list I posted with my "extra" reading notes for me to present (which will OBV get added to) in my lectures. HELLARAD.

Feminist Theory re: Gender + Gender Performance
Feminist Media Theory by Wesley Rykalski on Prezi (http:// prezi.com/ovkrf6vpui4v/feminist- media-theory/)
VIDEO: Miss Representation (90 Minutes)

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Feminism But Were Afraid to Ask” in Bitch Media (http://bitchmagazine.org/article/everything-about-feminism)

There is No Opt-In; You cannot Opt-Out 

The Peeping Press: Understanding the Male Media Gaze by Jes
sica Valenti (http://www.thenation.com/blog/174874/peeping-press-understanding-male-media-gaze#axzz2XBOaBtvV )

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test on Feminist Frequencies: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/02/the-2012-oscars-and-the-bechdel-test/ 

Hey, Girl: Parody + Memes
Exploding Actress: http:// explodingactresses.tumblr.com/
Target Women Lady Friends
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eZZzPzknX6Y
Target Women Hair http:// www.youtube.com/watch? v=4oydMNkQofw
Target Women Cleaning http:// www.youtube.com/watch? v=aKSjZ_72ZtQ
Privilege Denying Male Meme
http://knowyourmeme.com/ memes/privilege-denying-dude
VIDEO: 30 ROCK S05E16 “TGS Hates Women”

“The Funny Business of Being Tina Fey: Constructing a (feminist) comedy icon” by Martha Lauzen in Feminist Media Studies Published Online November 16, 2012

“The Feministing Five: Feminist Ryan Gosling” on Feministinghttp://feministing.com/2012/01/14/the-feministing-five-danielle-henderson/ 

“Satirical Fake News and/as American Political Discourse” by Ian Reilly in The Journal of American Culture (2012) 35, 3: 258-275.

“Girls Get Digital: A Critical View of Cyberfeminism” by Vera Hinsey, On Our Terms: The Undergraduate Journal of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, 1, 1 (2013): 25-32 Download Link: http://onourterms.cdrs.columbia.edu/index.php/oot/article/view/8/18

Male on Male Gaze
Don’t Know the Difference Between Dubstep and Brostep? in The Tyeehttp://thetyee.ca/ArtsAndCulture/2011/12/08/Skrillex/

A Brief History of Bro Culture: Beer and babes, a timeline of bros gone wild in Time Magazine http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1997965,00.html

The Year in High-Bro Culture in GQ Magazine http://www.gq.com/entertainment/humor/201112/high-bro-year-in-culture 

Of ponies and men My Little Pony: Friendship is magic and the Brony fandom by Venetia Laura Delano Robertson, International Journal of Cultural Studies, January 3, 2013

“I love you, Brom Bones”: Beta Male Comedies and American Culture by David Greven in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 30, 405-420, 2013

Intersectionality Theory + Analysis // Privilege + Class/ RACE
“Intersectionality & Feminism” by Anna Carasthathis on KickAction.cahttp://www.kickaction.ca/en/node/1499 

Re-Thinking Intersectionality by Jennifer C Nash In Feminist Review (2008) 89, 1-15: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/fr/journal/v89/n1/full/fr20084a.html 

“Patric Brazeau Suggests Theresa Spence Gained Weight During Protest” The Huffington Post Canada June 31, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/31/patrick-brazeau-theresa-spence_n_2589799.html

Jay-Z, Macklemore, A$AP Rocky Lead Gay-Rights Shift In Hip-Hop by Gil Kaufman on MTV.COM http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1704448/gay-rights-hip-hop-jay-z-asap-rocky-macklemore.jhtml

“Hip Hop Feminism and Failure” by Michael P. Jeffries in Palimpsest: A Journal of Women, Gender, and the Black International 1, 2 (2012): 277-284

Fat! So?
VIDEO: Girls, S2 E5
“Why It’s OK To Be Fat” TedXMill River with Gold Poretskyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73SXX0w4eY8 

“Golda Poretsky’s TED Talk, ‘Why It’s Okay To Be Fat,’ Promotes Loving Yourself and Health at Every Size via the Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/golda-poretskys-ted-talk-its-okay-to-be-fat_n_3389702.html READ THE COMMENTS!

“Sized Up” by Bitch Media http://bitchmagazine.org/article/sized-up-fat-feminist-queer-disability

“All the News That’s Fat to Print: The American ‘Obesity Epidemic’ and the Media” by Natalie Boero in Qualitative Sociology (2007) 30:41-60

“Literally the Best Thing Ever: Girls” by Tavi Gevinson in Rookie Mag 04/16/2012: http://rookiemag.com/2012/04/literally-the-best-thing-ever-girls/ 

“Lena Dunham Would Never Score with Patrick Wilson, But She Deserves Him” by Brian Moylan in Hollywood.com Feb 11, 2013http://www.hollywood.com/news/tv/55000799/lena-dunham-patrick-wilson-girls-romance?page=all 

“Lena Dunham analyzes three episodes of Girls” in LA Times June 6, 2013:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-lena-dunham-girls-20130606,0,3395164.story 

Everybody is Gay!
“Reinventing Privilege: The New (Gay) Man in Contemporary Popular Media” in Critical Studies in Media Communication 20, 1 (2003): 67-91

“Lesbians who are married to men : identity, collective stories, and the Internet online community” by Margaret Cooper in LGBT indentity and online new media/ edited by Christopher Pullen and Margaret Cooper, NY: Routledge, 2010: 75-86

Lesbians who look like Justin Bieber http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/

Hannah Montana vs. Miley Cyrus: Girl Objectification and the Pre-Sexualization of the Adult Female
VIDEO: The Bling Ring

Pole-arized' discourse: An analysis of responses to Miley Cyrus's Teen Choice Awards pole dance
Feminism & Psychology May 1, 2013 23: 163-183

Beyond the `Sexualization of Culture' Thesis: An Intersectional Analysis of `Sixpacks',`Midriffs' and `Hot Lesbians' in Advertising by Rosalind Gill Sexualities April 2009 vol. 12 no. 2 137-160

Violence Against Women/The Other: Victimization and (Social) Media
Stop the Death of Women in Ads: http://www.stopfemaledeathinadvertising.com/

Exploding Actresses http://explodingactresses.tumblr.com/ 

Online Harassment TedXWomen with Feminist Frequencies: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/12/tedxwomen-talk-on-sexist-harassment-cyber-mobs/

Sexting as media production: Rethinking social media and sexuality New Media & Society June 1, 2013 15: 449-465

“Family relives Pitt Meadows rave nightmare” in The Globe and Mail, Feb 6, 2013: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/family-relives-pitt-meadows-rave-nightmare/article8321736/

Parenthood: Heteronormative Families, Lazy Dads, and Super Moms
“The Post-Nuclear Family and the Depolicization of Unplanned Pregnancy in Knocked Up, Juno, and Waitress” by Kristen Hoerl and Casey Ryan Kelly in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7, 4 (2010): 360-380

“Of Peerenting, Trophy Wives, and Effeminate Men: Modern Family’s Surpringly Conservative Remediation of the Family Sitcom Genre” by Christina M. LaVecchia in Harlot No. 6 (2011): http://harlotofthearts.com/index.php/harlot/article/view/85/65 

Damsel in Distress (Part 1): Tropes vs. Women http://www.feministfrequency.com/2013/03/damsel-in-distress-part-1/

Trekkie Feminist http://trekkiefeminist.tumblr.com/

Scott Pilgrim Vs Hegemony: Nostalgia, Remediation, and Heteronormativity by R. Lizardi in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comicshttp://www.personal.psu.edu/rel140/blogs/ryan_lizardi/Lizardi%20-%20Scott%20Pilgrim%20(JGNC).pdf

1 comment:

yarnsalad said...

Holy crap Diandra this looks f-ing awesome. I wish I could take your course! Thanks for posting this, I just need to find the time to read all the things.

And Congrats!