Spring 2017 Readings

January 30, 2017: Wishful thinking
Butler, Octavia E. “The Book of Martha.” In Bloodchild and Other Stories, 187–213. 2nd ed. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005. [pdf]
Le Guin, Ursula K. “The Shobies’ Story.” In A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, 405–34. New York: Harper Prism, 1994. [pdf]

Further reading:
Le Guin, Ursula K. “A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be.” In Utopia, by Thomas Moore, 163–94. New York: Verso, 2016.
———. “A War Without End.” In Utopia, by Thomas Moore, 199–210. New York: Verso, 2016. [pdf of both essays]

February 13, 2017: Like shitting a pumpkin
Butler, Octavia E. “Bloodchild.” In Bloodchild and Other Stories, 3–32. 2nd ed. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005. [pdf]
Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (excerpt). Rev. ed. New York: Bantam, 1971. [pdf]

February 27, 2017: Cyborgy
Haraway, Donna J. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” In Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, 149–81. New York: Routledge, 1991. [pdf]
Puar, Jasbir K. ” ‘I Would Rather Be a Cyborg than a Goddess: Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics.” Transversal (September 2011). [link]

Further reading:
Haraway, Donna J.”Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin.” Environmental Humanities 6 (2015): 159–65. [pdf]
Scannell, R. Joshua. “Both a Cyborg and a Goddess: Deep Managerial Time and Informatic Governance.” In Object-Oriented Feminism, edited by Katherine Behar, 247–74. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. [pdf]

March 20, 2017: The day my sister ended the world
Kafer, Alison. “Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips.” In Feminist, Queer, Crip, 25–46. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013. [pdf]
Wong, Alyssa. “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers.” Tor.com. March 2, 2016. [link]

Further readings:
Shotwell, Alexis. “Worlds to Come: Imagining Speculative Disability Futures.” In Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, 165–94. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. [pdf]

April 3, 2017: The black fantastic
Commander, Michelle D. “Fantastic Flights: The Search for Ancestral Traces in Black Speculative Narratives.” In Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic, 25–73. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. [pdf]
Huxtable, Juliana. Various artworks. [link]
Sargent, Antwaun. “Artist Juliana Huxtable’s Bold, Defiant Vision.” Vice.com. March 25, 2015. [link]

April 17, 2017: Technobabies
Franklin, Sarah. “Introduction: Relatively Biological” and “Living Tools.” In Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship, 1–30, 68–101. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. [pdf]
Rapp, Rayna. “Gender, Body, Biomedicine: How Some Feminist Concerns Dragged Reproduction to the Center of Social Theory.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 15, no. 4 (December 2001): 466–77. [pdf]

May 8, 2017: Can’t live with ’em, can live without ’em
Hossain, Rokeya Sakhawat. “Sultana’s Dream.” In Sultana’s Dream: A Feminist Utopia, and Selections from the Secluded Ones, 7–18. Edited and translated by Roushan Jahan. New York: The Feminist Press, 1988. Originally published in The Indian Ladies’ Magazine, Madras, 1905. [pdf]
Tiptree, Jr., James (Alice Bradley Sheldon). “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” In Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, edited by Jeffrey D. Smith, 163–216. San Francisco: Tachyon, 2004. [pdf]