PMA 1162

PMA 1162

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

You're tired. I'm tired. We're all tired. Wait, is there a problem? In the 1970s feminists argued "the personal is political" – if we all suffer the same, problems can't be merely personal. We will view work and wellness through an intersectional lens, questioning how gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class affect our experiences of effort, emotion and eroticism. We will read authors like Sara Ahmed, Gloria Anzaldúa, Ursula Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Virginia Woolf, exploring diverse modes of address: memoir and essay, poetry and fiction, posts and podcasts. Coursework will develop key feminist writing skills:curiosity, contextualization, criticism, communication. Students will find their authorial voices through personal essays, political manifestos, and cultural criticism, culminating in a self-directed work of research or creativity.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19655 PMA 1162   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at