An introduction to American feminist theory its major concerns, historical development, array of methodologies, and formative debates. Divergent theoretical and critical texts on gender/sexuality are juxtaposed with primary materials ranging from early novels to contemporary movies. Likely topics include queer theory, transnational feminism, feminist cultural studies, the gendering of race, and feminist approaches to film. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Enrollment Requirements: Graduate English.