Please take special note of the time and days this class meets. This course is concerned with ideas of personhood, the self, and of subjectivity, that is, the actions or discourses that produce individuals (the 'I' that is the subject). Our readings will draw from a range of disciplinary approaches to the self including texts from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies, feminist, queer and disability theory. We will examine variances of subjectivity in a multicultural world and we will cover controversial subjects related to the intersections of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and gender identity/expression as a means to stimulate provocative thinking that will help to generate discussion. Rather than settling on single answers to the complex questions raised by the topic, our primary goal will be to think critically about the multiple ways scholars and creative practitioners explore the issues these questions raise. Thinking about subjectivity is critical for creative practitioners, activists, and cultural critics who want to know what makes people who they are, why our perspectives differ, and how we negotiate our interactions with others.