Gender and Power

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Module Sequence


First semester:

“Linoleum Roses” [Vignette from Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. New York: Vintage Books, 1991]
“Desiree’s Baby” [Short story from Chopin, Kate. The Complete Works of Kate Chopin. Edited by Per Seyersted. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1969, 2006]
“Afghan Girls, Scarred by Acid, Defy Terror, Embracing School,” [Article by Dexter Filkens, New York Times, January 13, 2009]
“New Hope for Afghanistan’s Women,” [Speech by Hillary Clinton, printed by Time Magazine, November 24, 2001]
“Afghan Boys are Prized, So Girls Live the Part,” [Article by Jenny Nordberg, New York Times, September 20, 2010]
“Afghan Women and the Return of the Taliban,” Article by Aryn Baker, Time Magazine, August 9, 2010]
A Thousand Splendid Suns [Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns. Penguin, 2007]

Second semester:

Hunger Games video clip
“Harrison Bergeron” [Vonnegut, Kurt. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1961]
“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” [Le Guin, Ursula K. in New Dimensions, Volume 3, 1973]
The Handmaid’s Tale [Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. London: Vintage, 1985]

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