Queer Theories: Junior Colloquium|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Disability Studies, Queer Studies|
This junior colloquium will give you a solid foundation in queer studies.
Although "queer" is a contested term, it describes--at least potentially--sexualities and genders that fall outside normative constellations. This theory-based, reading-intensive seminar considers multiple genealogies of queer theory, from foundational texts and authors in queer theory, queer of color critique, trans theory, and crip theory, to lesser-known but critically important interventions. Structured as a series of conversations, we explore multiple locations of theory and notions of "queer." Rather than understanding queer studies as a singular school of thought, we will continuously problematize queer studies as a mode of analysis, asking: What kinds of bodies or desires does queer describe? What are the politics of queer? What are the promises of queer theory, and what are its failures? What is the future of queer?
This course is excellent preparation for a queer studies concentration in American studies. Students should expect to end the semester confident of their ability to read and draw on a range of queer theories.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(FGSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
We will read essays by Audre Lorde, Michael Warner, Gloria Anzaldúa, Eve Sedgwick, Judith Butler, Roderick Ferguson, José Muñoz, Gayle Rubin, Susan Stryker, Eli Clare, Cathy Cohen, Lisa Duggan, Jasbir Puar, C. Riley Snorton, Martin Manalansan, Lee Edelman, Cáel Keegan, Keguro Macharia, and more.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly reading memos, either midterm+endterm paper or one longer research paper/project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is open to non-AMST majors interested in reading queer theory
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Margot Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 4||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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