Spring 2022 - GSWS 411 D100
Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (4)
Class Number: 6425
Delivery Method: In Person
A specific theme within the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, not otherwise covered in depth in regularly scheduled courses, will be dealt with as occasion and demand warrant.
The course introduces recent work that focuses on how sexualities and race operate at different times and places. In this discussion-based seminar, students will gain a deeper appreciation of, and do research on, the everyday workings of race and sexuality in connection to dominant power relations in the colonial and capitalist present.
This discussion-based seminar examines how racial and sexual norms, expectations, and logics converge in everyday ways and places. We will focus on how racial and sexual logics come together in the spaces we interact with daily (i.e. home, school, work), to the broader places that impact our lives (i.e. empire, nation, the urban). By centering current critiques of queer theory and politics by Indigenous queer, Two-Spirit and feminist, Black, and queer of colour scholars, the course investigates how hetero- and homo- normativity are contoured by processes and practices of racialization.
Through seminar discussions, guest lectures, readings, research projects, and assignments, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the everyday ways that race and sexuality are connected to dominant power relations in, to paraphrase queer of colour theorist Jose Esteban Muñoz (2009), the stifling colonial and capitalist present.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
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- Participation 20%
- Critical Reflections 15%
- Group Reading Presentations 20%
- Final Group Project 45%
No required textbooks, readings will be listed on syllabus
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