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AMST628T

Seminar in American Studies; Queer Theories

Examines queer theory as both a specific set of philosophical and literary-critical approaches as well as a broader mode of critique that has emerged out of diverse intellectual, activist, and cultural contexts. At the core of the class is an examination of the pressure queer places on identity, normativity, and liberalism. This includes looking at the relationship between queer theory and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities; adopting an intersectional approach to the study of norms; and tracing theories of the self and the group. The class includes both foundational and new scholarship from across the inter-disciplines.

Sister Courses: AMST628A, AMST628B, AMST628C, AMST628D, AMST628E, AMST628F, AMST628G, AMST628I, AMST628J, AMST628K, AMST628L, AMST628M, AMST628N, AMST628O, AMST628Q, AMST628R, AMST628W

Past Semesters

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Average rating: 5.00

Average GPA: 3.93 between 16 students

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