Picaras and Outlaws: Global South Feminisms

GSF 267S

The term 'pícara' or 'rogue outlaw' was designed to regulate and criminalize the bodies of women transgressing boundaries. This course uses the term to delve into the heroic histories of some of the the most prominent women voices across the Global South and the various ways they challenge normalized and heteronormative structures of society. From a Cuban slave revolt leader, or the 17th century colonial 'Memoire of Basque Transvestite in the New World,' to the seminal Borderlands=La Frontera, prominent African Feminist theorists, and pop culture film Real Women Have Curves, we will read and engage in some of the most daring accounts of women power throughout the ages.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 354S
  • ROMST 366S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring