Section Information for Spring 2017
This course will offer an introduction to some of the historical and contemporary theoretical debates that have helped to shape both feminist and queer studies. We will devote a significant amount of time to addressing the ways in which feminist and queer theories intersect with other interdisciplinary areas of thought, including Marxist and postcolonial theories, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, poststructuralist theory, and theories of transnationalism and globalization. In doing so, our primary goal will be to use feminist and queer theories both as a basis for understanding social inequalities, and as a way of developing forms of resistance to those inequalities. Other course goals include the following:
Examination of feminist and queer critiques and transformations of the theories, methods, and methodologies of the sciences and humanities.
Typically offered ONLY in the spring semester.