Although the title of this course refers to 21st-century sexualities, we have to know something about the sexualities - the theories, the practices - of other centuries before thinking about what lies in store for sexual identity, desire, intimate practices (both public and private), and representation of all of these in the 21st century. In this course, therefore, we will look at some of the more famous theories and theoretical perspectives on sexuality from the last two centuries to prepare the way for our studies of the phenomenology of contemporary and future sexualities. And while gender constructs and categories tend to dominate "discourses of desire," this course will interrogate that notion; the notion that sexual desire primarily directs itself (or ought to) toward gendered bodies - whether those bodies are conventionally or unconventionally gendered. Our reading and reflections will also focus on cross-cultural sexualities and what we might think of as transnational sexualities.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Freud, Jeffrey Weeks, Foucault, Teresa De Lauretis,
Kate Bornstein, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm essay, final essay, weekly response papers.
|Instructor(s): Sullivan,Maureen Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK312; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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