WMST 550: Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies

WMST 550-003: TrnsgndrFeminisms/AcrossCentur
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

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Section Information for Fall 2022

Explores the history of transgender identities dating back to the medieval era. Focuses on building transfeminist theory through historical events and personal narratives and the continued fight for inclusion that transpeople endure today.


Some of the texts we will read….

Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg

Transgender History By Susan Stryker

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Conn-Mills

Trangressive: A Trans Woman on Gender, Feminism, and Politics by Rachel Anne Williams


Additional Readings for Graduate students:

All Boys Aren’t Blue-George Matthew Johnson

Before I had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult by Skylar Kergil

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Studies selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Includes topics such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, disability, disability, transnational issues and religion. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18, Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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