This assignment demands a deeper exploration of one of our readings, targeted toward an audience with which you are familiar and to whom you are accountable.

You may choose to present this assignment either in written form or as an audio or video recording – imagine an informative podcast or YouTube video. If you choose an audiovisual option, you are welcome to include music, images, or any other creative elements that you think will enhance your analysis.

Choose a text we have read for class and research its context sufficiently to answer the following question:

What is the significance of this work within feminist knowledge production?

Depending on the audience you are addressing, you may have to contextualize feminist knowledge production also – but you should choose your audience in order to avoid making a simplistic case for ‘why feminism matters.’ Explore why this work, in particular, matters within the context of feminist thought.

To research the context of a piece, you might look at its publication history; at the writer’s other work and their overall intellectual project; at political and historical events that were taking place when it came out; at reviews, critiques, or other responses published at the time and afterward; at the disciplinary, activist, and/or popular contexts in which it tends to be cited, both within and outside of academia.

You need not offer a thesis-driven argument, but you should synthesize and explain what you have discovered – don’t just compile a list of quotations, and don’t just summarize the argument of your chosen text.

You are free to write about a text you have summarized for class, but you should not repeat your summary.

If you submit text, write least 1000 and no more than 1500 words. Use .doc, .docx, or .rtf format only and include full citations in the style of your choice.

If you submit an audio or video file, record at least 5 and no more than 10 minutes. Include a bibliography and a written transcript of the content (this need not be word for word) in case of technical difficulties.