An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.
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Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Queer History of Classics
Also offered as CLAS309Q and WMST398Q. Credit granted for CLAS309Q, WMST379Q and LGBT398Q.
In Classics and Queer History, we will explore ancient and modern paradigms of sex, gender, and sexuality and discuss queer uses of and struggles with the past and the idea of the Classical. To do this, we will examine diverse works of ancient Greek and Roman literature and visual art, as well as works from later periods sonnets, operas, novels, films, scholarship, and more that adapt ancient stories and ideas for their own, queer purposes. As we move across time, geography, and cultures, we will keep in mind the over-arching questions, what is queer history, and why might one pursue it?
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Queer and Feminist Thought in Latina/o America