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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 384 - Transnational Queer: Genders, Sexualities, Identities


1 unit(s)
(Same as CLCS 384  and INTL 384 ) What does it mean to be Queer? This seminar examines, critiques, and interrogates queer identities and constructions in France and North America. In what ways do diverse cultures engage with discourses on gender and sexuality? Can or should our understanding of queerness change depending on cultural contexts? Through guest lectures and discussion seminars, the course examines a broad range of queer cultural production, from fiction to cinema and performance. Topics include such diverse issues as queer bodies, national citizenship, sexual politics, legal discourse, and aesthetic representation. All lectures, readings, and discussions are in English. Vinay Swamy.

Prerequisite(s): Freshman Writing Seminar and one 200-level course.

By special permission.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 3-hour period.



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