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ESP Biography



MARLISE EDWARDS, Professor English Literature/Cultural Studies




Major: English

College/Employer: San Jose City College

Year of Graduation: 2003

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I completed my Ph.D. with a focus on women's autobiographies of sexual trauma. I am deeply interested in bringing the topic of women's sexual empowerment to the next generation. I think we need to have open discussions to share questions, stories and concerns so that "sexual revolution" that people refer to can mean not only women's sexual availability, but women's sexual agency, choice and expression: a truer women's liberation.



Past Classes

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L2910: Female Sexual Empowerment in Splash! Spring 2013
This class will cover information that will help young women understand how to communicate their sexual needs and desires, the mechanics of female orgasm and ejaculation, and exercises that will help them have a lifetime of sexual pleasure and health. Young men who participate will learn about women's needs and how to be sensitive to the reasons why female sexuality continues to be such a problematic subject for public discussion. We will read Audre Lourde's essay "Uses of the Erotic" and discuss it. We will learn about Nicole Daedone's practice of Orgasmic Meditation. And we will talk about and practice Emilie Conrad's continuum work, which invites a context for a broader definition of sexual expression. Lastly, we will make a dream box to take home. Students will have the opportunity to look through a collection of books about female sexuality that will inspire and create questions for our open discussion time.


L3024: Female Sexual Empowerment 2 in Splash! Spring 2013
This class is the second half of L2910. This section will focus on making a dream box to take home. Students will have the opportunity to look through a collection of books about female sexuality that will inspire and create questions for our open discussion time.


L2238: Female Sexual Empowerment in Splash! Spring 2012
This class will cover some of the basic information that will help young women understand how to communicate their sexual needs and desires, the mechanics of female orgasm and ejaculation, and exercises that will help them have a lifetime of sexual pleasure and health. Young men who participate will learn about women's needs and how to be sensitive to the reasons why female sexuality continues to be such a problematic subject for public discussion. We will also have an open question and answer session.