Counterstory in Literature and Education

CSRE 141E, EDUC 141/341, LIFE 124
Instructors: Anthony Antonio, Jonah Willihnganz
Winter 2019, Wednesdays 1:30-4:20
3 units
Counterstory is a method developed in critical legal studies that emerges out of the broad “narrative turn” in the humanities and social science. This course explores the value of this turn, especially for marginalized communities, and the use of counterstory as analysis, critique, and self-expression. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we examine counterstory as it has developed in critical theory, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory literatures, and explore it as a framework for liberation, cultural work, and spiritual exploration.