Folk-F804: Feminist, Queer, and Anti-Racist Theory and Folklore


Solimar Otero
Course Description

This course investigates how transnational feminist, queer, and anti-racist theoretical, activist, and creative work intersects with folklore and folklife. We will look at how vernacular expressive culture situates ways of being in the world that are foundational to social, cultural, and political change and sustenance. Specific topics to be addressed include but are not limited to: spirituality and revolution, race and representation, sexuality and mobility, performative ontologies, satire, and material semiotics.