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Transnational American Studies: A Queer Bent
AMST 272
Spring 2008 not offered

Both American studies and queer studies have, in recent years, turned toward comparative transnational frameworks of analysis. This turn raises more questions than it answers. Is it a thoughtful response to heightened awareness of economic globalization? A belated recognition of the many ways diaspora, exile, and migration structure sexuality, gender, and nation? Does this new work genuinely de-center normative narratives of power and privilege? Or does it perversely colonize the Americas yet again, under the guise of critiquing United States imperialism? We will address these and related questions by reading critical essays as well as literature of the Americas that crosses national and sexual borders.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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