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Queer Times: The Poetics and Politics of Temporality
ENGL 378
Fall 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 326

What are the relationships among textuality, temporality, and sexuality? The course will explore this question by analyzing a range of literary, visual, and critical works from the early 20th century to the present day. Reading several iconic modernist texts as well as contemporary queer literary, visual, and theoretical works, we will pay attention figurations of time and to the time of reading; to theories, practices, and representations of history; to forms of embodiment and narratives of physical transformation and duress, in modernist fictions and in narratives about AIDS. We will ask, How do these texts engage with repetition, retrospection, anachronism, simultaneity, and/or seriality? What kinds of temporal experiences characterize grief, passion, illness, sleep, activism, regret, reading, and writing?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)(FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)

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