Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from No. 105, Summer

A Critical Archival Pedagogy: The Lesbian Herstory Archives and a Course in Radical Lesbian Thought
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "[T]he archive" has a capital "A," is figurative, and leads elsewhere. It may represent neither material site nor a set of documents. Rather, it may serve as a strong metaphor for any corpus of selective forgettings and collections......
Archives, Education, and Access: Learning at Interference Archive
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Archives are a tool for education, and the access policy of an archive affects what kind of education takes place in its space. In this paper, we describe how Interference Archive (IA), a community archive...
Brief Introductions: Gender, Visual Culture, and the Carceral State
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the Winter semester of 2016, I switched up the beginning of Gender and Visual Culture, a 200level course I teach regularly at Bates College, to take advantage of a one-time opportunity: extensive programming for Martin...
Changing the Subject: Archives, Technology, and Radical Counter-Narratives of Peace
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What, in any case, is a socialist feminist criticism? The answer is a simple one. It wants to change the subject. The critic is committed to social change in her workplace, the university, as well as to political activism...
(Early) Modern Literature: Crossing the Color-Line
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. --W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk When the structure of an academic course poses an intellectual problem, students are bound to a curriculum that requires them to resolve...
From Archives to Action: Zines, Participatory Culture, and Community Engagement in Asian America
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Introduction Zines are currently experiencing a resurgence across the country. The proliferation of zine fests, zine distros, and zine makers (or zinesters) point to a rejuvenation in zine culture not seen since the 1990s....
In the Archives: A User's Perspective
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I write as a consumer, a user of archives. I am a historian, who in my over forty years of research on McCarthyism and the American Left has probably worked in at least forty different archives--more if you count the individual...
Introduction: Archives and Radical Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Though Alain Resnais' documentary film about the French National Library, All the World's Memory (Toute la Memoir du Monde), is meant to celebrate the library's scope and organization, anxiety seeps into its cinematic "language":...
News for Educational Workers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Presenting a thoughtful justification for the left in American education, Donald Lazere's Why Higher Education Should Have a Leftist Bias (Palgrave) argues that to teach students rhetoric and critical...
Orality and the Archive: Teaching the Partition of India through Oral Histories
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Last December, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan one step closer to peace talks by choosing to visit his Pakistani counterpart in Lahore for the latter's birthday....
Tracing the Horizon: iLanding as Radical Archive Practice and Pedagogy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tracing the Horizon We sit together in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains as dusk descends. The sounds of summer surround: cicadas, crickets and owls. Within the hour, the moon rises like a torch, bright and full of...
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