Junior Colloquium: Critical Queer Studies|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies|
This junior colloquium will give students a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies and help students imagine the uses to which theory can be applied, such as research, activism, or conceptualizing community. While we will continually return to queer studies, an essential interdisciplinarity within the field of American studies, we will also explore the centrality of queer theory to other interdisciplinary fields that center the body, such as feminist studies, gender studies, critical race studies, transgender studies, fat studies, and disability studies. Finally, we will demonstrate the ways in which queer theory can be usefully brought to other disciplines that benefit from a theoretical approach, primarily history, literature, and anthropology.
Students should expect to end the semester confident of their ability to read queer theory, critique it, and put it to use in an intellectual or artistic project of their own devising.
This course is excellent preparation for a queer studies concentration in American studies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Michel Foucault, THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY, VOL 1: AN INTRODUCTION, ISBN:0679724699
Joanne J. Meyerowitz, HOW SEX CHANGED: A HISTORY OF TRANSSEXUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES, ISBN:0674013794
Thomas W Laqueur, SOLITARY SEX: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF MASTURBATION, ISBN:1890951331
Judith Butler, GENDER TROUBLE: FEMINISM AND THE SUBVERSION OF IDENTITY, ISBN:0415389550
Judith R. Walkowitz, CITY OF DREADFUL DELIGHT: NARRATIVES OF SEXUAL DANGER IN LATE-VICTORIAN LONDON, ISBN:0226871460
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class Project, Short Critical Essays, Final Paper/Project
|Instructor(s): Hoffman,Brian Scott Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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