Dr. Dene Grigar, Assistant Professor

CF0 902 Office

Phone: 940-898-2298 Fax: 940-898-2297

Email: F_Grigar@twu.edu, or dene@eaze.net

http://www.eaze.net/~dene/

Dr.G's Online Office at http://moo.twu.edu:7000

"Wired Women, CyberChicks, and Surfer Girls:
The Literature of Feminist Cyberculture"

Summer 1999 Syllabus

Part 1: "The Theory Behind the Culture, or Why *a* Feminism about Technology"

Tuesday, July 13 "Technology + Feminism= Technofeminism"

Introduction to course; Quick tutorial of online resources; McDonald's "A Woman's Place;" Ahuja's "Computer toys just for boys;" Wagner's "Why Those Buxom 3D Babes Just Leave Me Feeling Flat;" Coyle, "How Hard Can It Be?;" Humm's Dictionary of Feminist Theory

Prepare for Next Time: Read Plato, Republic Book VII; Haraway's "The Cyborg Manifesto"

 

Part 2: "Philosophical, Theoretical, Social, and Cultural Context(s) Underlying Technofeminism"

Wednesday, July 14 Philosophical and Theoretical Context(s)

Discuss Plato's Republic, Book VII and Haraway's "The Cyborg Manifesto;" Explore Greco's "Cyborg;" Work in TWUMOO

Prepare For Next Time: Aschauer's "Tinkering with Technological Skill," Sullivan's "Wired Women Writing," Takayoshi's "No Boys Allowed," Burns' "the Writers We Happen to Teach"

Thursday, July 15 Social and Cultural Context(s)

Discuss Aschauer's "Tinkering with Technological Skill," Sullivan's "Wired Women Writing," Takayoshi's "No Boys Allowed," Burns' "the Writers We Happen to Teach"

Prepare for Next Time: Dibbell's "A Rape in Cyberspace, Peterson's "Sex and the Cybergirl," Bruckman's "Finding One's Own," and Gilboa's "Elites, Lamers, Narcs, and Whores"

Friday, July 16 Social and Cultural Context(s)

Discuss Dibbell's "A Rape in Cyberspace, Peterson's "Sex and the Cybergirl," Bruckman's "Finding One's Own," Gilboa's "Elites, Lamers, Narcs, and Whores"

Prepare for Next Time: Read Gibson's Neuromancer; Look over online sources provided in the class website about Gibson and Neuromancer

 

Part 3: Images of Feminist Cyberculture on the Printed Page

Monday, July 19 Molly

Online discussion via email about Gibson's Neuromancer

Tuesday, July 20 Molly

Continued online discussion via email about Gibson's Neuromancer

Prepare for Next Time: Read Moore's "No Woman Born"

Wednesday, July 21 Deidre

Online discussion via email about Moore's "No Woman Born"

Thursday, July 22 Deirdre

Continued online discussion via email Moore's "No Woman Born"

Begin Work on Final Paper

Friday, July 23 Synthesis

Online discussion synthesizing all readings

Continue Working on Final Paper; Read LeCourt and Barnes' "Writing Multiplicity," Hocks' "Feminist Interventions;" Kairos 2.2 "Gender and Electronic Discourse" http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/2.2/index_f.html

***Students are reminded that a MOO Session will be scheduled during the weekend to discuss all readings

 

Part 4: Feminist Cyberculture in Pixelated Text

Monday, July 26 Technofeminism and Webtexts
Tuesday, July 27 Technofeminism and MOOspaces
Wednesday, July 28 Technofeminism and Other Technologies
Thursday, July 29 f2f Presentations of Papers

***Project Due: Seminar Paper due by noon on Monday, August 9 via email or the web.

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