This course will provide an advanced exploration of the historical and contemporary formations and debates of queer theory. Readings simultaneously draw upon the humanities (e.g. literature, history, performance studies) and humanist social sciences (e.g. anthropology, geography, sociology) with an emphasis on the contributions of queer of colour critique, feminism, crip theory, and postcolonial studies. This seminar is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice their skills of research and interpretation at a particularly advanced level and are expected to produce a research essay at the end of it.
Some coursework in queer theory and psychoanalysis