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ENGLISH 9093 ~
Queer Times

Professor Steven Bruhm
Summer 2013, Full Course.

This course is tentatively set to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am–12 pm and 2 pm–4 pm, starting on Tuesday May 7 and running until Thursday June 27. **Course will be held in UC 377.

“Queer theory,” write Stephen Barber and David Clark , has produced “on the one hand, sexual, gendered, and racial deroutinizations, and, on the other, deroutinizations of a disorienting and unpredictably temporal kind.” This course examines some of those deroutinizations-- first as they have come to define “homosexuality” in the psychoanalytic enterprise, and later as they have been reworked by two decades of queer theory. Central to this course will be questions of temporality, narrative, and the psycho-logics of linearity. Our archive for analysis: children, marriage, transgender/transsexuality, and (post)AIDS, as well as some fiction and a number of juicily queer films produced in the last few years. While all class readings engage in some way with questions of time and temporality, we will doubtless veer off into other questions as well, so don’t let that come as a surprise.

View the syllabus here: English 9093.

 


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