Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG383H1S L0101

ENG383H1S   L0101   T1-3, R1
Critical Methods: Introduction to Queer Methods
Instructor: Prof. D. Seitler
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 627
Email: d.seitler@utoronto.ca  


Brief Description of Course: This course is designed as an introduction to the methods, approaches, and practices of queer studies. We will take up how theories of gender and sexuality function as a useful approach for reading and understanding cultural forms, including literature, popular culture, and the visual arts. We will also explore how analysis of gender, sexuality, fantasy, and forms of desire gives us insight into other modes of social organization and change, including transformations of economic and political systems, media public spheres, forms of resistance, questions of aesthetics and representation, and modes of knowledge production. In particular, we will focus on conceptual developments, debates, and methodological issues that chart the genealogy of queer studies.

Required Reading: TBA.

First Three Authors/Texts: TBA.

Method of Evaluation: TBA.

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