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Queer and Trans Aesthetics

CHUM 301
Spring 2020
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: FGSS 331, THEA 311, SOC 300, AFAM 331, AMST 326
Course Cluster: Queer Studies, Queer Studies

The seminar aims to develop intersectional frameworks for analyzing the artistic production of five artists who will be participating in a Trans*Revolutions symposium at the Center for the Humanities this spring: Tourmaline (film); Vick Quezada (photography, sculpture, film, and performance); Elliot Montague (film); Texas Isaiah (photography); and Emma Frankland (performance). We will also contextualize their work in relation to other artists, such as Ana Mendieta; Rotimi Fani-Kayode; Elle Pérez; Sandie Yi; Isaac Julien; Vaginal Davis; Kent Monkman; Martine Gutierrez; Felix Gonzalez-Torres; Juliana Huxtable; Laura Aguilar; Untitled Queen; and Wu Tsang. For the primary assignment, students will have two options: 1) a research paper on one or more of the participating artists or another relevant artist; or, 2) a creative project (e.g., artwork, performance, poetry) in dialogue with the seminar's topics. Students also will have the opportunity to engage the symposium's featured artists during their visit.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(FGSS)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-13-2024
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