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Courses - Spring 2024
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Open Seats as of
06/22/2024 at 06:30 PM
Quare/Queer Contentions: Exploration of Sexualities in the Black Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with: LGBT264, AASP264.
Credit only granted for: LGBT264, AASP264, WMST264 or WGSS264.
Centering the subjectivities of queer people of color generally and more specifically, Black people (as the word "quare" invites us to do), Quare/Queer Contentions takes up key moments within the history of the Black community and asks us to consider the work and presence of LGBTQ people in these moments. The course also contends with the everyday experiences of LGBTQ subjects in the Black community. Quare/Queer Contentions, therefore, interrogates the material realities of Black queer people in the context of family, religion, cultural/creative work, among others. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the course will employ primary and secondary texts, film, art, autobiographical narratives and policy data.