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2021-2022 Catalog

WGS 330 Queer Theory

Queer theory is an interdisciplinary critical approach that expands on feminist theory and LGBTQ studies. Queer theory rejects stable identities based on gender and sexuality, critiquing the intertwined symbolic and institutional systems of power and violence through which some identities are validated and others are stigmatized. This course introduces the foundational authors and texts of queer theory. It then addresses recent works that develop various elements of queer theory's critiques of power, normativity and assimilation. [GM1]

Prerequisite

WGS 240 or 280 or permission of instructor

Instructor

Armstrong