Black, White, and Queer Forms and Feelings|
AFAM 328, FGSS 308|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Caribbean Studies Minor, Queer Studies|
We will study contemporary Caribbean, African diasporic, and Chicanx writers and artists to consider different codes, fashions, forms, shapes, and registers of queerness and anti-normativity in parts of the Caribbean and the U.S. We will consider the artists' and writers' various relationships to Blackness, whiteness, nonwhiteness, minoritarian positions, their mothers, the domestic, power, and other space-times (e.g., the club, dreams, hallucinations, travel) of being in relation to sexuality, gender, pleasure, and affect.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ebony G. Patterson, Las Nietas de Nonó, Omise'ke Natasha Tinsley, Reinaldo Arenas, James Baldwin, Tommy Pico, José Muñoz, Joshua Javier Guzmán, Colin Dayan, Ena Lucía Portela, Xandra Ibarra, Dawn Lundy Martin, Laurie Weeks, Wu Tsang, Cheryl Dunye, Audre Lorde, Ocean Vuong.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short essays (may engage other media than writing by approval of Professor); 1 collaborative listening assignment; 1 research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students applying to take the course will send an email to the professor and submit a short, two-page writing sample that represents their recent creative-critical work (the sample does not have to have a beginning, middle, and end--it can be a fragment). In their email of interest to which students attach this writing sample (as a Word document--no google links, please), state in just one paragraph what the stakes are of studying in this course. The deadline for receiving submissions is Monday, November 9, 2020 by 5 PM.
Classes of '21 & '22: This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference and Theory requirements and contributes to the American Lit and Race & Ethnicity concentrations of the English major.
Class of '23 and beyond: This course fulfills the American Lit and Theory requirements of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Ellis Neyra,Ren Times: .M..... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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