Intimate Histories: Sexed Bodies, Embodied Selves|
Spring 2010 not offered
AMST 197, FGSS 349|
This upper-level seminar is intended to prepare history students for advanced research in the field of queer studies, the history of gender, and the history of sexuality. It is also designed as a historical methods course for students interested in interdisciplinary research. Using a comparative perspective, the course will situate the production of embodied identities in the history of race, politics, and ideas and will offer a special focus on the emerging field of transgender studies. This course is designed for students who are developing research in queer, trans, feminist, or sexuality studies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)
Judith Halberstam, IN A QUEER TIME AND PLACE: TRANSGENDER BODIES, SUBCULTURAL LIVES
Don Kulick, TRAVESTI: SEX, GENDER AND CULTURE AMONG TRANSGENDERED PROSTITUTES IN BRAZIL
Joanne Meyerowitz, HOW SEX CHANGED: A HISTORY OF TRANSSEXUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES
David Serlin, REPLACEABLE YOU: ENGINEERING THE BODY IN POSTWAR AMERICA
Siobhan Somerville, QUEERING THE COLOR LINE
David Valentine, IMAGINING TRANSGENDER: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF A CATEGORY
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 2-page discussion papers; a final research proposal, 12-15 pp.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Course may be counted for the Gender and History Concentration, and as a junior colloquium and comparative Americas credit in American Studies.