GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment We have studied major texts and concepts that represent the enduring project called “U.S. third
world feminisms” across such varied forms as poetry, essays, letters, short films, novels, GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment
manifestos, and visual art. In particular, we highlighted three major anthologies: This Bridge
Called My Back; But Some of Us Are Brave; and Colonize This! We focused on themes that
emerge from the anthologies, theories and practices, and the editors’ particular visions and
contexts for these works. For the final project you will become the editor to your own feminist
anthology. In the spirit of feminist praxis, collaborations in pairs and trios are welcome.
The final project is both a written essay and a creative editing project where you center your
own interests, questions, interventions, style, and creativity. Referring to the anthologies we
examined, the completed project should include the following main ingredients and the
editor’s letter should address some of the questions that follow:
Main ingredients in the mix: GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment
A table of contents listing 5-10 entries
Your editor’s introduction (main essay) GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment
Questions to consider:
Who is your audience?
Why this anthology at this particular time?
How does our study of feminist anthologies inform your approach?
How does this work relate to you or communities you’re part of?
What new questions does this anthology pose?
How will you select the contributions/contributors?
Discuss the organization of the anthology (headers/sections/order)
Describe/discuss the image(s) and cover art in the anthology
If co-written, describe the collaboration process.
The selection process: GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment
You may draw from the readings in our course and remix them with other works you know as
your vision develops. You do not need to reproduce the essays and works listed in your Table
of Contents but you may choose to include one or two short representative pieces. For GWS 358 U.S. Third World Feminism Assignment